Jenna Maroney would be so jealous. Not only is another immensely talented blonde beauty going to be hitting the stage on live television in Rockefeller Center this weekend, but she’ll get to play Janis Joplin, too. And she presumably won’t even have to call her Jackie Jormp-Jomp either. Playing Joplin for a sketch was one of the details that Christina Applegate — who is returning to host Saturday Night Live for the first time in 19 years — revealed during a chat with NBCUDirect.com.
In addition to sharing that exciting tidbit that she’ll be playing the iconic rocker during this weekend’s brand-new episode (which will feature musical guests Passion Pit), the Up All Nightstar also talked about her respect and admiration for SNL‘s showrunner and creator Lorne Michaels and how the show has remained a “well-oiled machine” even after all these years. Somewhere, Liz Lemon is weeping that she didn’t snag Christina Applegate for TGS.
Check out our exclusive look at the video featuring this weekend’s host Applegate, who talks more about why she’s not only thrilled to be back at SNL, but in New York City, as well. Watch:
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