AceShowbiz - Pete Davidson has added more fuel to rumors that he is departing "Saturday Night Live". "The King of Staten Island" star, who has been on the NBC sketch show for seven seasons, recently claimed that he is "ready" to leave it.
Pete made his statement when joining The Hollywood Reporter's Comedy Actor roundtable alongside Ted Danson, Ed Helms, Lamorne Morris, Ben Platt and fellow "SNL" star Chris Redd. When he and Chris were asked whether they would be on "SNL" for 18 seasons like Kenan Thompson, Chris first answered, "I would never do 18 seasons." The 27-year-old then agreed, "Yeah, I'm good."
"I'm surprised I made it to seven. I'm ready to hang up the jersey," the former fiance of Ariana Grande went on stating. "Kenan's likef**kin' Karl Malone out there."
During the chat, Pete also divulged names of actors whose career path he wants to follow. "You get to see a lot of people at SNL, and there's this aura around Eddie Murphy where you're just like, 'Holy s**t, that's Eddie Murphy. [Adam Sandler] is like that, too, you just can't believe you're seeing him in person. I'd like the Eddie Murphy, Sandler career," he raved.
"I like what Sandler did where he's like, 'These are my eight friends, we're going to do this formula for the next 30 to 50 years.' He built this entire universe for himself, and he's in his own lane. That's the model," the comedian added. "Also, the way he carries himself I try to follow. He's so kind to everyone, and you never hear of a Sandler issue - there's never like a Sandler-gate. Any time you see that guy's face, it's associated with smiles and good vibes. That's the thing I'm trying to follow."
Pete and his "SNL" cast members, including Kate McKinnon, Kenan, Cecily Strong and Aidy Bryant, previously sparked exit rumors in the season 46 finale. When he closed out the "Weekend Update" segment, he said, "I'm very grateful to be here and it's been an honor to grow up in front of you guys."