Kate McKinnon Makes for a Purr-fect Carole Baskin in First Photos From Tiger King Miniseries
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! Kate McKinnon is here as the most suitable copycat embodying Carole Baskin.
The Saturday Night Live star, who signed on to star as the big cat enthusiast in the Tiger King miniseries coming to Peacock, NBC and USA, was spotted in her Baskin-best while filming in Queensland, Australia on Thursday, Oct. 7. For her on-screen look, the 37-year-old actress wore a leopard and floral-patterned sweater paired with a pair of denim and a cardigan—with long blonde extensions to boot. Pictured alongside her was co-star Kyle MacLachlan, who will play Carole’s husband, Howard Baskin. For his part, he rocked grey hair, glasses and a short-sleeve flannel shirt.
The miniseries, which has a working title of Joe Exotic, will also have actor John Cameron Mitchell star as Joseph Maldonado-Passage, a.k.a., Joe Exotic himself. Audiences were first introduced to the controversial CEO of Big Cat Rescue when her rivalry with zookeeper Joe was placed front and center in the Netflix series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness.