AceShowbiz - One would not doubt Jessica Chastain's skill in space movies, war movies, period pieces, horror movies or even family dramas. But, what about comedies? The Emmy-winning actress proved that she could do comedies just fine by hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the first time on Saturday, January 20.
The "Zero Dark Thirty" actress opened her monologue by saying that hosting the NBC comedy was "something I wanted to do my whole life, but I never get to do stuff like this because I'm always cast as a strong, powerful woman." She went on talking about gender equality as her hosting gig arrived on the first anniversary of the Women's March. She was later joined by Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon to recreate the infamous scene from "The First Wives Club" while performing "You Don't Own Me."
That night's cold open began with Aidy Bryant's White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders discussing about the Women's March, which according to her was to celebrate the president's first kick-a** year in the office, at the White House briefing room. Enter Beck Bennett's Dr. Ronny Jackson, who presented President Donald Trump's health assessment.
"This is the president's unbiased, 100 percent accurate health assessment," said the faux personal physician. "At the time of examination the President was 71 years and 7 months young. His resting heart rate was a cool 68 BPM. His weight, a very svelte 239 pounds."
When asked about the president's mental fitness and "how broke that brain," Bennett's Jackson responded, "We did do a cognitive exam, at the President's request, and he passed it with flying colors--almost no hints." Trump's scandal with porn star Stormy Daniels was also brought into the discussion with Bennett's Jackson saying, "I can't confirm whether the President and Miss Daniels had relations or not, but I can tell you that if they did, she's a lucky woman," adding that Trump "nailed every position perfectly."
Meanwhile, Prince William and his younger brother Harry sort of visited the series at the Weekend Update segment. Played by Mikey Day, the show's version of Prince Harry made fun of the headline-making shaved head of his brother, played by Alex Moffat. "Michael, we'd like to apologize, unfortunately, William's hair was unable to make it this evening," Day's Harry told Michael Che.
Moffat's William responded, "Oh bravo, hilarious, yes, a bald joke. Buzzed the sides this week, rocking the Bruce Willis look. [I] broke the Internet." Harry disapproved of his reasoning, saying, "No, Bruce Willis shaves it all, man. You look like British Larry David. It's not good. Shave it!"
Host Chastain was also featured in a "Doctor's Orders" skit, in which she played a sexy doctor who fell in love with Pete Davidson's character Chad. "Every time I look at you, I just wanna climb on your bed and make sweet love to you," Chastain said. She continued telling her feeling to Chad, even confessing to him that she once thought to risk her entire career to be with him. But Chad only responded, "Okay."