She recalled, “Just before the season started, I came out to audition. They didn't offer me a part, but the audition went pretty well and that night, they were like, 'Do you want to come write for the show?' Greg [Daniels; “The Office” executive producer] used to write for 'SNL,' and he had known that being on 'SNL' was my great dream. He said, 'Listen, if you get cast on the show, I'll let you break your contract and go do it. But if they ask you to write, I can't, because you have a job writing here, plus you're on the show.'
'So I'm not going to let you leave the show so you can go be in New York.' At that time, I missed New York so badly. I hated L.A. for a long time and I wanted to leave it. I had these fantasies of going to 'SNL' and falling in love with some writer on 'SNL,' of getting married and living in New York. That was really heartbreaking to have to turn down, but then I got to guest write in the spring.”
Edited by spicycurry, Dec 5, 2008 @ 1:49 PM.