RNC 2020: Is that Cecily Strong? Kimberly Guilfoyle's 'loud' speech reminds fans of SNL alum's Jeanine Pirro act
A lot of people said, her speech will give good content to Saturday Night Live regular and Emmy nominee Cecily Strong
On August 24, Kimberly Guilfoyle’s speech created a lot of buzz due to its ‘high energy’. While Twitter found it too ‘loud’ and some slammed her for screaming, others had a different take on it – rather an ‘entertainment’ idea. A lot of people said, her speech will give good content to Saturday Night Live (SNL) regular and Emmy nominee Cecily Strong. Even though she has never done an impression of Kimberly, her fans feel she will be the best person to play Kimberly. Kimberly is the girlfriend of President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr and is a former Fox News co-host who is now senior adviser to Trump's 2020 campaign.
Twitter had a lot to say about the speech and they could only think of Strong to impersonate Kimberly for an SNL act. One user said, "Why is Kimberly Guilfoyle doing an impression of Cecily Strong doing Jeanine Pirro?"
Why is Kimberly Guilfoyle doing an impression of Cecily Strong doing Jeanine Pirro? pic.twitter.com/w7KzH6U12W— NotARaja (@NotARaja) August 25, 2020
Another said, "All I can see is Cecily Strong mocking this."
All I can see is Cecily Strong mocking this. https://t.co/5h4PIZocmG— Bill Maxwell 😷 ByeDon2020 (@Bill_Maxwell_) August 25, 2020
One commented, "I swear, on first glance I sincerely thought it was Cecily Strong doing her drunk Jeanine Pirro impression."
I swear, on first glance I sincerely thought it was Cecily Strong doing her drunk Jeanine Pirro impression. https://t.co/WqSoqidVRl— Doug McArthur (@dougmcarthur) August 25, 2020
Another commented, "Cecily Strong would kill as #KimberlyGuilfoyle."
Cecily Strong would kill as #KimberlyGuilfoyle.— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) August 25, 2020
Another said, "The way that Cecily Strong is gonna have a FIELD DAY with this one on SNL."
the way that cecily strong is gonna have a FIELD DAY with this one on SNL https://t.co/WnECG1Qeqx— steffi cao (6’5) (@stefficao_) August 25, 2020
One stated, "Cecily strong watching the RNC knowing she secured the bag for another season on SNL."
cecily strong watching the rnc knowing she secured the bag for another season on snl https://t.co/dJZGsAyGac— sushma KATH DAY (@wyattswoods) August 25, 2020
A user had a very specific observation about Kimberly's speech, "Kimberly Guilfoyle sounded like a screaming Professor Trelawney warning about the return of the Dark Lord. #KimberlyGuilfoyle"
Kimberly Guilfoyle sounded like a screaming Professor Trelawney warning about the return of the Dark Lord. #KimberlyGuilfoyle— a very stable and great super genius (@prawngassi) August 25, 2020
Another stated, "Maybe Guilfoyle thought if she yelled loud enough she would hear applause. What a ridiculous display. @kimguilfoyle
A user requested, "I need @nbcsnl to come back so I can watch Cecily Strong scream into the camera as Kimberly Guilfoyle #RNC"
Strong debuted in SNL in 2012, co-anchored the recurring Weekend Update segment with Seth Meyers and later with Colin Jost, before withdrawing to focus on individual sketches. Strong’s character in the segment ‘Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party’ of a woman who is distracted, needlessly exasperated, extremely passionate, and has an intoxicating vibe, as described by Bustle, is quite popular. In a 2013 interview with Chicago Magazine when she was asked about the inspiration behind the character of the popular segment, she had said, “It’s a mix of a lot of people—including myself, unfortunately. But it came about when I was talking to one of the writers, Colin Jost. And I said something that sounded like a drunk-girl ramble. And we just started riffing on that. And as it turns out, I’m not the only one who’s had a conversation with this type of girl.” She had also impersonated Melania Trump, Jeanine Pirro and Tulsi Gabbard.
In a recent interview to New York Times, she opened up about SNL being remotely produced. She said, “All of it was really challenging. I wasn’t there so much for the first one. I didn’t quite feel ready. I had just been able to finally grieve my wonderful cousin that I lost. [Strong’s cousin Owen died of brain cancer in January.] And then that first week we lost Hal. [The SNL musical coordinator Hal Willner, who died of complications from Covid-19.] But by the second show, I felt like, this is important that we show up for ourselves and for the audience and for New York. So it felt exciting to be a part of. I didn’t have anything to do with writing it, but getting to be in that last sketch we did in the last show, that “Dreams” one — we did a Zoom table read, and I just remember we were all so choked up by the end. It was so perfect. We miss New York."