Kate McKinnon, the former Saturday Night Live cast member, who is openly gay, has been attached to the upcoming sci-fi film “In The Blink of an Eye” by Searchlight Pictures. McKinnon, who held the record for the longest-tenured female cast member, was lauded for her impressions of celebrities and politicians, as well as her groundbreaking LGBTQ sketch work.
Since leaving SNL in May 2022, McKinnon has been making waves in the entertainment industry, landing several feature film roles, including “Yesterday” and Netflix’s “The Bubble”. She is also set to appear in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming live-action Barbie film, which is slated for a July release.
“In The Blink of an Eye” is being helmed by Andrew Stanton, a renowned director known for his work on films like “Finding Nemo” and “WALL-E”. The film features three intersecting storylines that span thousands of years, with details being kept under wraps.
McKinnon made history in 2012 when she became the first out lesbian to join the cast of SNL, and has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights ever since. Last year, she famously mocked Florida’s controversial “Don’t Say Gay” bill during an appearance on the show’s “Weekend Update” segment.
With her talent and advocacy work, McKinnon continues to break barriers and pave the way for more LGBTQ representation in Hollywood. Fans eagerly await the release of “In The Blink of an Eye” and McKinnon’s future projects.