Why did Kate McKinnon Leave Saturday Night Live? Truth of Backends

McKinnon Told "I thought about it for a long time and it was really hard,"

McKinnon tells Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on Thursday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan.

"My body was exhausted," SNL's longest-serving female cast member said in a recent interview.

Kate McKinnon left with the season 47 finale of the show along with co-stars IT Bryant, Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson.

I loved it, and I had the best decade ever, and then I was like—my body was tired, and I thought it was time.

Asked how she would keep busy on Saturday without any sketches, McKinnon said, "I don't know what I'll do.

"I don't know if I can watch the show now because it's too emo because I'm going to tape The Bachelorette and watch it."