Carey Mulligan became the latest celebrity to host Saturday Night Live over the weekend, which included a musical performance from Kid Cudi and a somewhat unexpected special guest. To open the show (April 10), the British actress’ monologue was gatecrashed by her husband, Mumford and Son’s frontman, Marcus Mumford, and it’s a hilarious watch.
In her opening monologue, The Great Gatsby actor reflected on life in the pandemic with her family (as well as being mistaken for fellow actor Michelle Williams).
“I spent the last year quarantining in the English countryside with my husband and my two small children, which is the beginning of most horror movies,” jested Mulligan.
The actor also shared that whilst movie productions had paused due to lockdown she has been channelling her “dramatic energy into her children’s bedtime stories.”
“They became a lot longer,” she joked, “lots of recently divorced dragons and unicorns with secret pill habits.”
Mulligan also reminded the audience that her husband, Marcus Mumford, was a SNL musical guest more than three times, however was at home watching their children. Or was he.
In the funny skit, Marcus Mumford randomly appeared in the New York crowd with his guitar in tow, gatecrashing his wife’s presenting gig.
“Where are the kids?” asked Mulligan, feigning surprise, to which Mumford hilariously replied, “I left them with the Sons...”
“Do you know if they booked a musical guest for tonight?” he urged his wife enthusiastically, before adding: “If they end up needing anyone I’m very happy to do it.”
Clearly eager to be in the limelight, Marcus Mumford brings out his acoustic guitar during the sketch, to which Mulligan groaned “You’re being that guy that takes his acoustic guitar out at the party!”
“People love that guy!” he replied to laughs from the audience.
It was Carey Mulligan’s first time presenting Saturday Night Live ahead of this year’s Oscars (April 25) where she is up for Best Actress for her role in Promising Young Woman.
The show also saw a standout live performance from Kid Cudi whose powerful tribute to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain saw the rapper don a dress during his song Sad People.