Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did his fourth stint hosting Saturday Night Live last night, where he starred in one of their digital shorts centering on a new Disney film. With Disney riding the live-action train lately with Maleficent, the recent Cinderella, and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, now comes the adaptation we’ve all been waiting for — Bambi.
Johnson appears as the title character, with his Furious 7 cast mates rounding out the rest of the beloved lineup — Vin Diesel (Taran Killam) as Thumper, Tyrese Gibson (Jay Pharoah) as Flower, and Michelle Rodriguez (Cecily Strong) as Faline, and it’s about to get real.
Check out the Bambi sequence here below, along with several others featuring The Rock.
Thor star Chris Hemsworth hosted this week’s Saturday Night Live, where he portrayed his on-screen superhero counterpart in the hilarious skit Avengers News Report. While the Aussie actor is best known for his action roles, he killed it in the comedy department in sketches that had him joining the cast of FOX’s hip hop drama Empire; rapping on “The Iggy Azalea Show,” and as the part of the crew of the S.S. Orion, a starship captained by a chicken.
Check out the videos for the aforementioned skits and more from the SNL episode here below.
Hemsworth did a great job with this foray into live comedy and throughout the show the writers took advantage of the actor’s status as a buff, beautiful, irresistible star (see the American Express ad – it says it all), which made the part where he professes his love to the chicken insanely funny. They also were smart enough to get him shirtless at least once – oh, and to bring out the other Hemsworth brothers during the Monologue (brother Liam is a star of The Hunger Games). In “Empire Promo,” Hemsworth plays the token white guy, Chip, the new office manager — they totally, perfectly nailed the FOX drama (I loved the “dripity drop” part the best) and in “The Iggy Azalea Show,” he raps along with Kate McKinnon’s spot-on impression of Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea.
Chris Hemsworth, best known for his big-screen portrayal of Thor in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, was the host for this week’s Saturday Night Live, where he put aside his action-hero stance to display his comedic chops.
The actor is one of the headline stars of Marvel’s highly anticipated Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which, this Summer, will see The Avengers team — Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, and more — face off against Ultron and his army.
The sketch showed the massive Hemsworth in his mighty Thor attire, Mjolnir in hand, in New York City celebrating The Avengers’ victory over Ultron just minutes before while a news reporter tries to interview him live.
Watch the video of the “Avengers News Report” sketch here below.
During last night’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson, the show paid tribute to the late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday.
In a sketch titled “Emergency Room,” Kenan Thompson pays a doctor who gets called into work straight from a Trek convention dressed as Worf, the Klingon security chief from Star Trek: The Next Generation. At the end of the skit, Dr. Worf gives the Vulcan salute — the signal made famous by Nimoy’s Mr. Spock — before the screen showed an image of Nimoy in the original series giving the salute. (While Nimoy was known as part of the original Star Trek series, he did have a notable guest-star spot on TNG.)
Watch the sketch here below, along with other highlight videos from the episode.
The ladies of the new Ghostbusters movie gathered together for a photo op during Sunday night’s SNL 40 After Party in New York City.
Saturday Night Live alum Kristin Wiig, current cast members Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, and two-time SNL host Melissa McCarthy all took part on Sunday evening in NBC’s live broadcast of the 3 1/2-hour star-studded Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special, which was followed by a private After Party that featured all-star musical jams with the likes of Prince, Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, and more.
Check out the photo here below of the new Ghostbusters — Kristin Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon — at the SNL 40 After Party, which Jones posted to her Twitter account.