The first episode of “Saturday Night Live” arrived in October of 1975, and the entertainment landscape hasn’t been the same since. For the past 46 years, the program has given aspiring sketch comedians a platform to sharpen their acting skills and kickstart their careers — affording them a chance to work with some of the hottest celebrities of the day simultaneously. Names like Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, and Tom Hanks, among numerous others, have all taken up hosting duties over the years, so it’s plain to see that Simu Liu is in good company.
Be that as it may, it sounds like the actor behind the MCU’s next big hero is having some trouble easing his nerves ahead of his “SNL” debut. Liu took to Instagram on November 17 to post a picture of himself smiling at what appears to be a table read. The caption says, “JUST SMILE TO HIDE THE CRIPPLING ANXIETY OF KNOWING YOU’RE GONNA HOST SNL IN THREE DAYS,” letting the world know that even though he’s hard at work on the show, the weight of the job and the legacy of “SNL” are bearing down on him all the same.
Alongside first-time musical guest Saweetie, surely Simu Liu will make an excellent “Saturday Night Live” host, and hopefully, this won’t be the only time he gets to take up the gig.