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Here’s how this Charlotte native landed a job as a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jan. 27—Lauren Holt was on an extended break from her adopted hometown of L.A., riding out some of the pandemic by staying at her parents’ house in the shadow of her old stomping grounds — Charlotte’s Alexander Graham Middle and Myers Park High schools — when her cellphone rang.

She only answered it out of boredom.

“I thought it was a scam call,” Holt recalls, “because I saw a number that I didn’t know. … I was like, ‘Ugh, well, I’m not doing anything, so I’ll answer it just to see.’ And it turns out it was Lorne Michaels!” ” she continues, her voice quickly melts into giddy excitement at the mere memory.

Yes, that would be the Lorne Michaels, famed executive producer of “Saturday Night Live,” and the purpose of his call was to offer the 29-year-old Charlotte native a spot as a featured player on NBC’s late-night sketch-comedy

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How a Charlotte native landed a job on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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This image released by NBC shows, from left, Andrew Dismukes, Lauren Holt, Cecily Strong, and Beck Bennett during the “Coronavirus Holiday” sketch that aired Dec. 12, 2020 on “Saturday Night Live.” Holt, a 29-year-old Charlotte, N.C. native, is a featured player on the late-night sketch-comedy series. (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

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Lauren Holt was on an extended break from her adopted hometown of L.A., riding out some of the pandemic by staying at her parents’ house in the shadow of her old stomping grounds — Charlotte’s Alexander Graham Middle and Myers Park High schools — when her cellphone rang.

She only answered it out of boredom.

“I thought it was a scam call,” Holt recalls, “because I saw a number that I didn’t know. … I was like, ‘Ugh, well, I’m not doing anything, so I’ll answer it just to see.’ And it turns out it

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How a Charlotte native landed a job on ‘Saturday Night Live’ :: WRAL.com

— Lauren Holt was on an extended break from her adopted hometown of L.A., riding out some of the pandemic by staying at her parents’ house in the shadow of her old stomping grounds — Charlotte’s Alexander Graham Middle and Myers Park High schools — when her cellphone rang.

She only answered it out of boredom.

“I thought it was a scam call,” Holt recalls, “because I saw a number that I didn’t know. … I was like, ‘Ugh, well, I’m not doing anything, so I’ll answer it just to see.’ And it turns out it was Lorne Michaels!” ” she continues, her voice quickly melts into giddy excitement at the mere memory.

Yes, that would be the Lorne Michaels, famed executive producer of “Saturday Night Live,” and the purpose of his call was to offer the 29-year-old Charlotte native a spot

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Aston Martin Vantage Gets A Nose Job From Revenant Automotive

Nose jobs aren’t for everyone, but the Vantage seems to be taking it quite nicely.

Let’s talk about car grilles. In the previous decade, grilles have become bigger and bigger, to the point that almost every car brand has already joined the bandwagon. We’re not entirely sure who started this trend, but Lexus and Audi are among the early adapters.

And of course, the most recent car (and most popular) to join the fray is the new BMW 4 Series with its gigantic vertical kidney grille – whether you love or hate the new 4er grille is beyond us.

Even the British luxury carmaker, Aston Martin, has joined this big mouth trend with the Vantage in 2018. It wasn’t that offensive, though, as the low-slung but wide grille was integrated into the bumper, which made it look subtler than, let’s say Lexus grilles.

Despite that, however, the Vantage wasn’t safe

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