Kate McKinnon, the Saturday Night Live cast member who has made her Ellen DeGeneres impersonation one of her most popular characters on the show, transformed herself while guesting on her idol’s daytime show this week.
McKinnon, who like DeGeneres is a lesbian comedienne, appears in the first segment chatting with the host about how she always looked up to her.
‘It’s been such a journey,’ she said. ‘I’m trying not to cry because I have loved you my whole life and have just wanted to meet you so badly.’
She added: ‘It’s like I’ve met Jesus … I’ve arrived at the gates and here you are.’
Replied DeGeneres: ‘I hope I don’t disappoint you. That’s a lot of pressure for me!’
Later in the show, McKinnon put on clothes matching DeGeneres’ attire and becomes her idol in the closing moments – even dancing into the audience.