McKinnon, alongside Kumail Nanjiani, subbed in as Carol herself, all scarves and red nails and cigarettes.
McKinnon tweaked the film's much-ness and desire – those poached eggs, that creamed spinach, the heavy pauses and heaving – with love. A Carol that had memorized SNL's Hillary Clinton.
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Sample lines included "I wanted to thank you with the traditional two-woman light lunch with no other agenda whatsoever" and "It was part of the seduction ... I mean, 'glove lunch.' "
Nanjiani stood around as the world's most helpful, most oblivious waiter. It's the 1950s – the world had barely met Pakistan, let alone lesbians!