In an interview for Harper’s Bazaar‘s March 2021 issue, the 79-year-old TV personality told the outlet that she was once asked to host the late-night comedy show but was forced to turn it down.
“My only big regret that I can talk about is that Saturday Night Live asked me to host. My probation officer wouldn’t give me the time,” she revealed. “That really p—-d me off, because I would have loved to have hosted Saturday Night Live. I’d like that on my résumé.”
In 2004, Stewart spent five months at West Virginia’s Alderson Federal Prison Camp after being found guilty on charges including conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators. She was given a two-year supervised release after serving time at the federal correctional facility.
In the Harpers Bazaar feature, Stewart also opened up about her career and the key to success.
“If you can get some life lessons out of what I’ve done or what I think I’ve done, that would be great… I’ve said it so many times, but take your life into your own hands. Don’t let other people direct you. Know what you want. I really believe in that.”
“There’s no hierarchy in my life. I will wash the floor if I have to wash the floor. I’ll take out the garbage if nobody else has taken out the garbage,” she added. “The CEO should be available to everybody at all times, if possible… You should be able to call anybody anytime, even on weekends.”
She also talked about her iconic thirst-trap selfie she posted on Instagram back in July to her 1.3 million followers: “I thought I looked nice, so I just snapped the picture.”
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