The West Side Story actress finally made her Saturday Night Live debut on January 15. Ariana DeBose hosted the first 2022 episode of Saturday Night Live. She paid tribute to one of her films with the help of Kate McKinnon.
The 30 years old Hollywood actress paid tribute to the film she just starred in. With the exclusive help of one and only Kate McKinnon. Likewise, she revealed she’s a massive fan of the musical. “I’ve loved it since I was in elementary school,” Kate said, giving COVID-19 as her excuse for not watching Ariana’s version of the film. “I don’t leave the house because of COVID, and also because I don’t leave the house,” she added.
However, Kate proved her die-hard status as the two ladies belted out some of the most famous songs from the musical turned film, including “I Feel Pretty,” “Tonight,” “America” and “Something’s Coming”.
Indeed, right after the news was officially announced on 9 January, Ariana took to her Instagram to share her one more achievement. She share the career highlight with her 238,000 followers. “I’m hosting @nbcsnl,” she wrote with a mind exploding emoji. Adding the caption onto the iconic post-it note that announces the show each week on SNL‘s social media page. “Hold please while I go collect my extremities, as I have exploded from excitement and sensible fear,” Ariana also said on the post, which got over 40,000 likes.
This week’s episode is more or less like the final one of 2021. Initially, rapper Roddy Ricch was set to make his Studio 8H debut. Until he was pulled due to being exposed to COVID-19. Jack Antonoff‘s band Bleachers was booked to play last minute on January, 12.