Having trouble keeping track of Hollywood’s famous Chrises? Well, you’re not alone. In Chris Pine‘s first time hosting NBC’s long-running “Saturday Night Live,” the star of “Star Trek” and “Wonder Woman” pokes fun at the fact that so many people have trouble telling him apart from Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans. Watch Pine’s hilarious “SNL” monologue above.
“I have a movie coming out this weekend, it’s called ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,'” Pine says, before having to correct what’s written on the cue card. “See, I knew that was gonna happen. I’m not in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ that is Chris Pratt. I am Chris Pine.”
Leslie Jones comes out on stage to take a selfie with Pine, but even she gets a bit confused. “You’re ‘Captain America,’ Chris Evans.” When he tries to correct her, she counters back, “Chris Hemsworth? Thank you, Thor.”
“Okay, you know what?” Pine asks. “I’m gonna settle this once and for all, right now. Will you bring out the poster I shipped in?” An enormous poster is brought out behind Pine depicting all four white, brown-haired, stubbly actors side by side, but it only complicates matters as the images look remarkably the same. Pine then shows off his singing ability in a song called “I’m Not That Chris” to the tune of Billy Joel‘s “Uptown Girl.”
Even though this is Pine’s first time hosting “SNL,” he reminds the audience that he actually had a walk-on cameo on “Weekend Update” back in 2009 to promote his first “Star Trek” film. “Lorne Michaels was impressed that I did such a good job, I could come back eight years later,” Pine jokes.
“Saturday Night Live” has been on fire this season thanks to its fiery political sketches each week. Kate McKinnon (as Hillary Clinton) and Alec Baldwin (as Donald Trump) are likely Emmy-bound for their hilarious impersonations, as is Melissa McCarthy, next week’s “SNL” host, whose skewering of White House press secretary Sean Spicer went viral. When Jimmy Fallon hosted last month, even he got into the political game by taking on Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Pine, alas, didn’t play anybody from the Trump administration in his inaugural outing.
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