Jenny Slate Opens Up About Being Fired From 'Saturday Night Live'

PHOTO: Jenny Slate attends the "Boyhood" opening night screening during the 2014 BAMcinemaFest at BAM Harvey Theater, June 18, 2014, in New York City.

Jenny Slate made one big mistake during her year on "Saturday Night Live": She cursed during the show.

After the season ended, she was unceremoniously let go.

"Lorne [Michaels] and I never talked when I was fired at the end of the season; I got the news online. I've still never watched the clip of my f***-up," the comedian told Glamour magazine. "That'd be like watching yourself fall down the aisle at your wedding! I feel like it happened to somebody else, and I want to tell her, 'Oh, girl. I'm so sorry, but you need to move on.'"

Now starring in the film "Obvious Child," Slate, 32, said she has recovered from the hit to her self-esteem. However, she admits, in the beginning, it really caused her to doubt herself.

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"It took me a few years to get back to myself; I developed stage fright, so I went to a hypnotist," she said, adding that she self-medicated with pizzas and unofficial therapy sessions with friends. "I thought I didn't have the right to be creative anymore, but my husband told me, 'You were creative before, and you'll be creative after -- it's in your nature.' He was right."

Together, they created "Marcel the Shell," a YouTube phenomenon that later landed the two a book deal. She also forgave herself ("One day we'll all be 81 years old and not give a s*** about the mistakes we made!") and learned to revel in her current successes.

"Now I'm in every scene of a movie," she marveled. "I always wanted to be a movie actress, have a female body, and own lots of purses. Now that's really happening!"

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