Dakota Johnson had some company during her Saturday Night Live hosting gig as Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon crashed the monologue tonight.
Johnson started off the monologue by remembering the last time she hosted SNL, recalling it was the 40th anniversary of the show. A photo from the special appeared on-screen where Johnson noted she was in the audience among Sarah Palin, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.
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Johnson highlighted that Donald Trump was sitting right behind her, adding, “It’s just crazy standing so close to someone that would become the most powerful person in America,” but actually referring to Taylor Swift, who was sitting in front of her.
The Madame Web star proceeded to say she’s been promoting her new superhero film saying she’s “not good at talking to journalists,” noting that the “unfair” problem is that “I say stuff, and they write it down.”
Johnson recalled that even as a child, “I never took interviews seriously,” showcasing a clip on the red carpet next to her father, Don Johnson, when she was 7 years old. In the video, Johnson is seen mocking her dad as he speaks to the press.
Timberlake, who is the musical guest, crashed the monologue after Johnson reminded the viewers that she starred with the singer on The Social Network.
The former NSync member was seemingly eager to act again, lending his talent in case they wanted him to be in any sketches tonight.
“I have hosted before,” Timberlake said while mouthing “five times.”
“Yeah, well, that was 10 years ago,” Johnson quipped.
Johnson said she was happy Timberlake chose her show for his comeback.
“Comeback? Is that what we’re calling it?” Timberlake asked.
“Yeah, comeback in a good way,” Johnson replied.
“Oh, OK, I see what this is. This is where we make a joke like, ‘First, he was bringing sexy back, and now he’s bringing coming back,” Timberlake joked.
Timberlake reminded Johnson that he would be there if she needed him and The Tonight Show host and former SNL star Jimmy Fallon crashed the monologue.
“I’m here to say break a leg,” Fallon said before Timberlake ushered him out.
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