• Sat, Jul 4 2009

Maya Rudolph Plans Saturday Night Live: The Next Generation!

Considering the Saturday Night Live baby boom, could there be a next generation series in the works? Former SNL star Maya Rudolph wants to make it happen, with her three-year-old daughter Pearl Bailey, along with Ana Gasteyer’s youngsters (Frances, 7, and a 15-month-old son whose name has not been released, Tina Fey’s three-year-old daughter Alice, and Amy Poehler’s eight-month-old son Archie. spl104155_008-maya-rudolph

“If all those babies got together, that would be a trip. I’m sure Lorne [Michaels] is already all over it. ‘We’re looking at 2012 …’”

Maya credits Ana Gasteyer for starting the baby trend with the birth of her eldest child, Frances.

“She made it look so easy … I thought I was next, and I was, but I wasn’t telling anybody in my first trimester.”

But before Maya could share the news that she was pregnant, Tina Fey stole her thunder!

“Tina came into my dressing room, and she was like, ‘I have something to tell you. I’m pregnant.’ So weird.”

Maya thinks fondly of her time on the comedy series, and said if not for motherhood she’d probably still be there!

“If I could work on Saturday Night Live for the rest of my life, I absolutely would. But I was torn between, like, actually being a parent and being able to get up with my child in the morning, and staying up every night until 8 or 10 in the morning … eventually, you know, you have to get some sleep.”

Now she’s busy thinking about playdates with her former costars, including Tina Fey and Alice. The pair “did get together once, but they were so small … They weren’t even making eye contact yet, just wriggling around like bald-headed beauties. Now it would be a different world.”

Maya and her director husband Paul Thomas Anderson expect their second child, a delivery surprise, in early November.

Image source: splashnewsonline.com

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