Saturday Night Live recap: Matthew McConaughey

22 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘SNL': Adele’s ‘Hello’ Brings Healing Power to Thanksgiving Dinner (Video).

The sounds of SNL musical guest Adele were featured in many of the night’s sketches, including a Thanksgiving video in which her song “Hello” brought the family together. During the opening monologue of his first SNL show in 14 years, the 46-year-old detailed exactly how the line came about, explaining how it was the very first scene of his filmed acting career.Saturday will mark his first return to Studio 8H since 2003, when the Dixie Chicks performed as musical guest and McConaughey had just released How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Since then, he’s left the romcoms behind, and post-McConaissance, he’s taken to more dramatic roles, like Rust Cohle in True Detective and himself in those philosophical Lincoln ads. McConaughey participated as a grandfather engaged in Thanksgiving discussion with his family when a debate concerning Syrian refugees suddenly sparked arguments across the table, but they suddenly softened as soon as Adele’s “Hello” was played in the room.

While he doesn’t have any big movies coming up this holiday season, he’ll next appear in Gus Van Sant’s drama The Sea of Trees, about a man who travels to Japan’s Suicide Forest, and the Civil War drama The Free State of Jones. Earlier this month, she performed “Hello” at France’s NRJ Awards and took part in Adele at the BBC, a special hour-long program dedicated to the singer and featured an interview with Graham Norton. Adele’s slew of appearances and performance will likely help with her album’s success – Billboard previously reported that CD and digital sales of 25 are expected to reach more than 3 million in the album’s first week. This producer and I start talking and four hours later we get kicked out of said bar. “In the taxi on the way home he says ‘Hey, McConaughey, you ever done any acting.’ And I say ‘Well no, not really’. Taran Killam’s version is one of the best impressions in his arsenal, whether he’s dissecting True Detective with Woody Harrelson, riffing on McConaughey’s offbeat Oscar speech, or humming the Inspector Gadget theme song.

He says ‘Well, I’m doing this movie and you might be right for this part.’ “My character, David Wooderson, he has three lines in the entire film. And when Jim Carrey hosted last October, his take on those Lincoln ads (complete with eyes-closed driving) went on to become the most-viewed SNL sketch on YouTube. SNL did show off dueling impressions just two weeks ago, when Darrell Hammond and Killam imitated Donald Trump, so they’re unlikely to do that again any time soon, but a surprise Carrey appearance is still a possibility. Now what I mean by that, a launch pad line is a line that if a character really believes it, then I can feel like I can write a whole book on this character. “The scene goes like this: Wooderson’s hanging out at a pool hall with some buddies, some girls walk by, he smacks one of them on the a** and his buddy says, ‘Man, you’re going to go to jail for that, Wood Man.’ And Wooderson says ‘Nah. McConaughey isn’t the only returning guest: Adele is saying “Hello” again to SNL, and she’s set to perform songs from her new album, 25, which dropped Friday.

Adele first took to the stage at 30 Rock back in 2008, when Josh Brolin hosted and the real Sarah Palin stopped by to confront Lorne Michaels about Tina Fey’s “Caribou Barbie” impression. It was one of SNL’s most-watched episodes ever, and the day after Adele gave her tender performance of “Chasing Pavements,” her debut album, 19, jumped to the very top of the iTunes charts. You know, what’s he about?’ And I tell myself, ‘Wooderson’s about four things: he’s about cars, weed, rock ‘n’ roll, and chicks.’ “I look around, where I am, well I’m in my 70’s Chevelle.

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