Saturday Night Live
“Felicity Jones & Sturgill Simpson”
January 14, 2017
Felicity Jones is something of an unknown quantity. Sure, she was great in Rouge One, and I assume she was good in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and The Theory of Everything, but frankly, I wouldn’t know. And that’s my point: even though she’s been in plenty of movies, Jones is a fairly new face for most Americans and thus we went into her Saturday Night Live episode without knowing what to expect. And to be honest, she had a rocky start — her monologue genuinely worried me that we were going to be dealing with another January Jones. But the writers protected her by not giving her sketches that she was expected to carry on her own (even the monologue was deftly taken out of her hands halfway through), and she was lucky to land on an episode with fairly strong material. I’m not exactly anxious to see her return (WHERE HAVE YOU GONE, ADAM DRIVER?), but I’m not mad about her first time as host, either.
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