I’ve not watched Saturday Night Live regularly for a while because I’m usually in bed reading or watching something on Netflix or Hulu. I mentioned the other day that I love Leslie Jones. I’m also a fan of Kate McKinnon, and one of the people whom she’s known for playing on SNL is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Kate met the Notorious R.B.G. at a performance of Fiddler on the Roof and was understandably starstruck:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg meet … Ruth Bader Ginsburg!
The Supreme Court justice ran into Saturday Night Live‘s Kate McKinnon — who famously plays Ginsburg as a feisty sprite with a stand-up’s spirit, no larger than a flea and sharper than a razor blade — when the two attended an off-Broadway performance of Fiddler on the Roof on Tuesday night, PEOPLE confirms.
“Both were incredibly gracious and kind,” a source at the scene tells PEOPLE, noting the women “raved about how much they loved the show.”
McKinnon “was star struck,” according to Fiddler actor Nick Raynor, who recorded part of their meeting in a video later shared on Twitter.
The all-Yiddish production is directed by Joel Grey, who joined Ginsburg, 86, and McKinnon, 35, …read more