Colin Jost Admits He Felt ‘Depressed’ While Battling Insecurity on ‘SNL’
Colin Jost is getting candid about mental health.
The 38-year-old Saturday Night Live star opened up to Seth Meyers during a 92Y virtual talk on Tuesday (August 25).
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During the chat, he revealed that as co-host of Weekend Update, he was battling insecurity.
“I felt depressed that I just felt like I was failing at it. That was the hardest part. And I didn’t quite know how to not feel that way or how to get out of that feeling,” she said of the gig.
“Sometimes I would be reading things because I wanted to learn. I wanted to get feedback in order to figure out how to be better, but then some of it’s constructive, but most isn’t. Most is just personal attacks about either the way you look or sound. Then you get more in your head,” he continued.
“I had felt successful at our show as a writer up until that point. You’re constantly humbled and beaten down about certain things, but I felt like I knew the lay of the land…I lost that all and didn’t have the confidence doing it. And it really threw me for a while,” he admitted.
“It’s hard and there’s no way of getting better at it other than doing it more. There’s no other place you can go to practice doing a live Weekend Update. There’s nothing like it.”
Colin and fiancee Scarlett Johansson are rethinking their wedding plans amid the pandemic.
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