JoBlo snagged an interview with departing SNL castmember Will Forte, master of characters, on why he’s leaving the show after 8 years:
“Maybe it’s because I turned 40 and I started getting very…” Forte takes a long pause and sighs before adding, “…introspective.””I just wanted to be close to my family,” Forte says, specifically mentioning his sister, a niece and an impending nephew. “If you really want to do good work there, you really have to give it your all and that makes having a life outside work kinda tough.”
Forte was arguably one of the most talented performers on SNL when he was there, really taking the sketches he was in to the next level. He’s going to leave a gaping hole there this season, but if you’re burned out, you’re burned out. Hopefully we’ll see him showing up back on SNL once in a while and possibly getting involved with some prime time comedies in a substantial way.