Michael Keaton, Taraji P. Henson To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ In April
Birdman actor Michael Keaton and Empire actress Taraji P. Henson will serve as hosts on Saturday Night Live in April.
Saturday Night Live Hosts
Saturday Night Live announced that Keaton and Henson would be hosting the comedy sketch show Thursday afternoon on Twitter. It was also revealed that Carly Rae Jepsen would be making her SNL debut during Keaton’s episode, while Mumford and Sons would be making their second appearance on the show during Henson’s night.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) March 26, 2015
Henson celebrated the news on Instagram, captioning a picture of an article announcing the gig, “DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!!!!!!! #Believe #Faith #HardWorkPaysOff MOST IMPORTANTLY #GodIs Have a BLESSED day!!!! *cue @pharrell #HappySong*.”
Jussie Smollett, who plays one of Henson’s sons on Empire, was just as excited as she was about her hosting Saturday Night Live. “I… CANT…FU@#$&NG… WAIT!” Smolett wrote. “God @tarajiphenson you deserve all of this so much. Let’s all get ready for Taraji’s funny a$$.”
This weekend, Fast and Furious actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is hosting Saturday Night Live. George Ezra is serving as the musical guest.