Dakota Johnson Is Wildly Confused About ‘Saturday Night Live’ History in Show Promo

Dakota Johnson might need to brush up on her Saturday Night Live trivia, as seen in the first promo for her hosting return.

Johnson marks her second time as SNL host this weekend, where she will be joined by musical guest Justin Timberlake. The actress previously led a season 40 episode in February 2015 alongside music group Alabama Shakes, while Timberlake is an SNL mainstay and member of the Five-Timers Club as a host.

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In the video released Wednesday, Johnson gives viewers a tour of the NBC sketch show’s Studio 8H, which she refers to as her “home away from home.” The Fifty Shades of Grey star goes on to say, “A lot of people don’t know this, but ‘8H’ actually stands for 800, which is how much Lorne [Michaels] bought the studio for in 1812.”

Later in the tour, Johnson claims, “Fun fact: All of these wigs are made with chinchilla hair. It looks really great on camera, but it fucking stinks.”

Johnson, whose mom, Melanie Griffith, hosted SNL back in 1988, stars in Madame Web, which hits theaters Feb. 14. S.J. Clarkson’s film is part of Sony’s Spider-Man universe of Marvel Comics characters and co-stars Sydney Sweeney.

Last week, SNL aired its first 2024 episode of season 49 with host Jacob Elordi and musical guest Reneé Rapp. The episode included a cold open featuring James Austin Johnson as former President Donald Trump, followed by Elordi discussing his Kissing Booth film franchise during the monologue. Additionally, Rachel McAdams made a surprise appearance.

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET / 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC and streams live on Peacock.

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