How does one cap off a top-notch year that’s included attending the Golden Globes as a first-time nominee, starring in crowd-and-critic-pleasing (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) and box office-topping (The Help) movies, and going back to being a red head? Why, by hosting Saturday Night Live, of course.
Emma Stone is returning to Studio 8H after having her banner year and is bringing along musical guests Coldplay — who have been having a pretty good year, themselves — with her. The actress was as cool as a cucumber when she first hosted SNL last year and turned out one of the best episodes of that season thanks, largely in part, to her willingness to go for it. Her commitment to every bit she appeared in, including that utterly bizarre but memorable Digital Short, in which she kept slipping on grape jelly, instantly made her an SNL hosting ace.
So, there’s no real concern amongst Stone fans whether or not she’ll do well (as evidence by this clever promo and her knock-out performances this year). It’s more what SNL will do with her. Will they allow her to dominate the episode like this season’s best host (thus far) Melissa McCarthy, or will she fade into the background like the lackluster Anna Faris did during that Halloween episode? Stone seemed game for anything last time around, so here’s to hoping they’ll take advantage of her devotion to earning laughs. (And maybe, just maybe, do something to poke fun at that whole bizarre Jim Carrey thing.)
Are you planning on tuning into Saturday Night Live tonight, PopWatchers? Are your expectations for Emma Stone’s second time hosting the show high? Or will you be watching to simply to watch Coldplay perform? Share your feelings on the episode while its happening in the comments section below and then be sure to check in tomorrow morning for a full recap.