Ana de Armas, Karol G to make 'Saturday Night Live' debuts

Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News on

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NEW YORK — Oscar-nominated actress Ana de Armas and chart-topping reggaeton star Karol G will make their “Saturday Night Live” debuts next month, NBC announced Monday.

De Armas will host the April 15 episode while Karol G performs as the musical guest.

Their episode will be the New York-set sketch comedy show’s third of the month. NBC previously announced “Abbott Elementary” star Quinta Brunson will host the April 1 show with rapper Lil Yachty as the musical guest, and revealed Monday that the April 8 episode will star “SNL” alum Molly Shannon with the Jonas Brothers as performers.

De Armas’ hosting gig comes less than a week before the April 21 debut of her latest movie, “Ghosted.” The Apple TV+ action romantic-comedy stars de Armas as a secret agent who embarks on a mission with a smitten everyday man, portrayed by Chris Evans.

“Ghosted” serves as a reunion for de Armas and Evans, who starred together in “The Gray Man” last year and “Knives Out” in 2019. It continues a busy stretch for de Armas, who was nominated for best actress at this month’s Oscars for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde.”

Karol G is fresh off the success of her fourth studio album, last month’s “Mañana Será Bonito,” which became the first all-Spanish-language project by a female artist to debut atop the U.S. albums chart. The Colombian singer, 32, is known for hits such as “Provenza,” “Bichota” and “Mamiii.”


The April 8 episode marks the second hosting gig for Shannon, who starred on “SNL” from 1995 to 2001.

It will be the third time the Jonas Brothers perform as musical guests. The singing siblings from Wyckoff, New Jersey, had a five-night concert residency on Broadway this month and plan to release their sixth studio album, “The Album,” on May 5.

“SNL” is currently in its 48th season. Previous hosts this season include Miles Teller, Pedro Pascal and Jenna Ortega, while Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo and SZA have performed as musical guests.


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