Never let it be said Saturday Night Live isn’t diverse in choosing its guest hosts. The sketch comedy staple recently announced Star Wars: The Force Awakens and GIRLS star Adam Driver and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey will take up hosting duties January 16 and January 23, respectively. Mr. Driver’s accompanying musical guest will be country music star Chris Stapleton as a musical guest, while Ms. Rousey will share the stage at Studio 8H with Selena Gomez.
Mr. Driver and Ms. Rousey are, to say the least, in two very different places right now. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, in which Mr. Driver plays the pivotal yet mopey role of Kylo Ren, is currently travelling at lightspeed toward James Cameron’s Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time. Conversely, the usually boisterous Ms. Rousey climbed into a sadness hole since losing her UFC belt to Holly Holm via kick to the face, giving sparse interviews and updating her social media only for depressing Shakespeare quotes.
But still! Saturday Night Live is THE go to place for a self-deprecating appearance following a public meltdown and/or failure. Which is not to say we don’t need to be worried about which cast member is inevitably forced to play Holly Holm. I genuinely advise Kate McKinnon to wear a mouth guard night, just in case.