Turns out the pick may be benefiting comedian Maya Rudolph as well.
Rudolph received accolades and an Emmy nomination for portraying the California senator on “Saturday Night Live” this past season, and her name started trending on social media moments after Harris was revealed to be Biden’s VP pick.
Twitter users overwhelming gave their vote to more Maya.
It's Maya Rudolph's TIME TO SHINE
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) August 11, 2020
— Rob (@RobCabrera) August 11, 2020
The best part of today is hearing that @KamalaHarris is going to be the next Vice President. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
The second best part of today is knowing that we are going to get to see a lot more of Maya Rudolph!!!!😜🥰
— Meredith Salenger (@MeredthSalenger) August 11, 2020
Having Maya Rudolph play Kamala is a good enough reason to vote for Joe Biden! 😊👍
— Joe Shafer (@shaf54) August 11, 2020
I'm admittedly looking forward to 4 yrs of Maya Rudolph too... and yes, great pick!
— Jonathan Rochelle (@jrochelle) August 11, 2020
Ms Rudolph, your country calls, we require your service.
— Susan “Wear a Mask ya Dingdong” Despres (@sedespres) August 11, 2020
Does Maya Rudolph get Secret Service protection?!
Asking for a grateful nation.
— Jonathan D. Lovitz (@jdlovitz) August 11, 2020
With the announcement of Kamala Harris as the VP candidate, my twitter trends have switched from wanting to tell me about Nickelback to wanting to tell me about Maya Rudolph. Change is already happening and I welcome it.
— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) August 11, 2020
— Chris Harnick (@chrisharnick) August 11, 2020
According to EW.com, Rudolph’s first reaction to hearing the news was this hot take: “That’s spicy.” She quickly added, “Oh shit. Ruh-roh,” when the news hit her.
Still, she seemed open to the possibility of playing Harris on “SNL” for the next four to eight years if the Democratic ticket wins in November.
“I love going to the show any excuse I can get. ... I just didn’t really anticipate traveling during this pandemic, but if there’s anyone who can work it out I’m sure Lorne [Michaels] has some kind of invisible helicopter that can get me there,” Rudolph told EW.com.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.