Pete Davidson said Season 46, which ended in May, was “really emotional” because it was the seventh and seemingly final year of his contract
American comedian and actor Pete Davidson recently admitted that he is not sure about his future on ‘Saturday Night Live’. He had previously hinted that he’s ready to pursue other opportunities.
According to Fox News, Pete isn’t easing up on the rumours that he’s leaving the NBC sketch series, saying in a new interview that his role is “up in the air.” On Monday, he said, “I don’t know what the plan is. Everything’s kind of up in the air right now just depending on scheduling.” Davidson said Season 46, which ended in May, was “really emotional” because it was the seventh and seemingly final year of his contract.
He shared, “It is my seventh year, and that’s usually what the contract’s usually for, so it was really emotional. I worked with these guys for a fourth of my life, and I started there with acne and left with tattoos, and it was just, like, a very crazy, long period of time. I wasn’t ready for the season to end yet because I was really having so much fun.”
He added, “Just watching it go from one-third of an audience to one-half … and the last show was a full audience for the first time, just hearing that laugh, that full room laugh … I was just so emotional.”
Davidson previously said he was “ready to hang up the jersey” in regard to his time on ‘SNL’ during a roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter published at the end of May.
The comedian and several other key cast members, including Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong, first sparked exit rumours during this year’s season finale. While closing out “Weekend Update,” Davidson had delivered an emotional message that made fans question whether he was throwing in the towel. “I’m very grateful to be here, and it’s been an honour to grow up in front of you guys,” he told the audience.
An NBC source told Page Six at the time that contracts for Season 47 would not be decided until later in the summer.