I’ve read a lot of books on Saturday Night Live. Maybe not as many as Duana, as she’s the in-house expert, but enough to know what the schedule is for the week and how they make sketch decisions and the behind-the-scenes work process that by now, over forty years later, is legendary in and of itself. There isn’t as much information though on pre-show dinners with Lorne Michaels and that week’s guest host but according to Duana there has been speculation about who, specifically, gets invited to those dinners. Like which team members.
Regé-Jean Page is hosting SNL this weekend and last night he had dinner with Lorne and Lindsay Shookus, which makes sense because her job is guest management, and also cast-members Ego Nwodim and Colin Jost. As Sarah wrote the other day, RJP really is breaking out of Bridgerton, with so much momentum, good for him. By the way, do you know how to pronounce his name? Because I’ve seen some outlets getting it wrong. It’s Regé as in “reggae”. If you already knew this, I’m happy for you. Not sure this is the case across the board though. And there may be a few people learning this from his promo:
REGÃ‰-JEAN (BUNNY)!— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) February 19, 2021
BAD BUNNY! pic.twitter.com/tDZyU7NfE7
RJP is hot enough on his own. But the combination of RJP and Bad Bunny? I’m sorry I’ve been late to the Bad Bunny train but he is HOTTTTTT. Have you seen his new video for “La Noche de Anoche” with Rosalia? I really wish the whole thing was just the two of them face to face running their fire fingers all over each other and not the other bits and it’s totally blue balls that they don’t end up actually kissing.