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Amanda Knox Makes Tongue-In-Cheek Pitch To Play Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett On 'Saturday Night Live'
Amanda Knox, who became the subject of intense media scrutiny after she was falsely accused of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, joked about her resemblance to Amy Coney Barrett.
Amanda Knox is ready to try her hand at impersonations.
Knox became notorious worldwide after she was wrongfully convicted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, before her name was cleared for good in 2015. Knox is now an advocate for the wrongfully accused, but as she declared on Twitter, she's willing to switch things up and appear on "Saturday Night Live" after seeing people online compare her to another controversial public figure: Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
"People keep telling me I resemble Amy Coney Barrett. I do! In that neither of us are qualified for the supreme court. @nbcsnl you know where to find me," Knox tweeted on Thursday, attaching a side-by-side photo so followers could judge the resemblance for themselves (it really is uncanny, if you ask us).
As Knox alludes to in her joking tweet, Barrett's nomination for the the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg less than two months before the presidential election has caused an uproar in many parts of the country, as it comes four years after the Republican-controlled Senate refused to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland, former President Barack Obama's choice to fill Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, on the basis that such an important position shouldn't be filled in an election year.
Knox herself rocketed to infamy when she was falsely accused of murdering Kercher, her study abroad roommate, in Perugia, Italy in 2007. The case became a media spectacle, with Knox's personal life splashed across the tabloids. She and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were initially convicted of the crime, but would end up being acquitted, only to be convicted again. They were acquitted a final time in 2015 by Italy's highest court.
A third person, Rudy Guede, was ultimately found guilty of killing Kercher and is currently serving out a 16-year sentence for the crime.
As for Knox, well, if "SNL" doesn't come calling, she has plenty of other ventures keeping her busy. Knox currently lives in Seattle with her husband, Christopher Robinson, whom she married this year in a space-themed wedding. She hosts a podcast called "The Truth About True Crime," speaks out frequently on the criminal justice system and its failings, and even likes to make hats.