Kristen Wiig held back tears as she made what is believed to be her last appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend.
The final sketch during the season finale saw the actress - who has been a cast member on the show for seven years - don a cap and gown with guest host Mick Jagger acting as high school principal during a graduation scene. Kristen's character was singled out as "one particular student who is leaving this summer," and she then danced with the Rolling Stones rocker, executive producer Lorne Michaels and other cast members to the group's hit "She's a Rainbow."
Kristen then struggled to keep her emotions in check as the show's full ensemble, including Amy Poehler and Jon Hamm, appeared to sing "Ruby Tuesday, which features the line :Still I'm gonna miss you."
Network NBC have not made any official announcement about Kristen leaving the show, or commented on the rumors that Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg are also departing as program regulars.
Mick Jagger is set to host the season finale of Saturday Night Live.
The Rolling Stones rocker - who has appeared on the comedy sketch show twice as a musical guest - will take charge on May 19 where he is expected to participate in a number of skits with series regulars and perform live in the studio.
Mick's appearance will follow New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and Rihanna on Saturday, and Will Ferrell with musical guest Usher on May 12. It will also coincide with the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones, which was founded in 1962.
This is a busy year for Mick as Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood was recently overheard saying the band were planning to get together to "play around with some ideas in the studio" after the lead singer and guitarist Keith Richards finally ended their long running feud earlier this year, in time for them to tour next year. Their relationship became acrimonious when Keith made claims his bandmate had a small penis in his autobiography .
Although many would find him hard to resist, David Beckham was once refused a role on The Simpsons because he wasn’t considered famous enough.
The soccer star - who lives in Los Angeles with wife Victoria Beckham and their three sons - approached the creators of the animated comedy to make a cameo appearance but was turned down as show chiefs didn’t feel Americans knew enough about him.
“We get a lot of requests from celebrities, and it’s always a shame when we have to turn people down,” Al Jean, the show’s principal writer and executive producer, said. “We had a request from David Beckham and I had to phone him up and tell him sorry but I didn’t want him on the show right now. I didn’t think he was a big enough star for an American audience.”
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