- Cecily Strong said “SNL” was “very supportive” of her Goober the Clown abortion sketch.
- She told “The View” that it was the first time that no one gave her any notes on her work.
- Strong appeared as the clown on Weekend Update in November to share the story of an abortion she got at 23.
Cecily Strong said the cast and crew of “Saturday Night Live” were “very supportive” of her abortion skit from last November.
During a November episode of the show, Strong appeared on Weekend Update as Goober The Clown, who had an abortion the day before her twenty-third birthday. Later, Strong revealed the personal tale was one from her own life.
Strong told “The View” on Thursday that she chose to write and perform the sketch because she was feeling anxious keeping the story inside.
“I had so much anxiety and frustration and it was like ‘I’m either going to write every night essays for nobody, or I can finally just put this on the show,” Strong said on “The View.”
“Luckily, I went to Anna Drezen and Ken [Tola]. Right away the show was very supportive,” she continued. “I think it’s the only thing I’ve ever done where I haven’t had any notes. I don’t think anybody wanted to give us notes.”
The sketch resonated with viewers, having amassed nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube. Strong said that some people even reached out to her with their own stories.
“I am still surprised and sort of moved by the reaction and some private messages people have sent me and a lot of women who say I am the only one they’ve ever told or they’ll tell and so that still really moves me,” she said.
Watch the full sketch here: