Timothee Chalamet managed to make quite an impression when he hosted the latest episode of Saturday Night Live. The actor began his performance with a solid monologue in which he recalled SNL vet Chris Farley spit on Chalamet’s mother, who was a frequent background actor on the show back in the day. He also ended the show will a sweet message and may or may not have shown his support for a theatrical release of Dune. Despite a number of solid sketches, the highlight of Chalamet’s episode had to be his impression of singer and actor Harry Styles, and it’s taken the internet by storm.
In the sketch, Timothee Chalamet’s Harry Styles appears as a guest on a talk show hosted by Dionne Warwick (Ego Nwodim). The humorous chat takes a few awkward turns due to Warwick’s unfamiliarity with the performer, but it ultimately ends on a relatively solid note, before Warwick shoos Styles away.
Both Chalamet and Styles have strong followings on social media, so you can imagine that having one portray the other was a dream come true for a number of people. One fan went as far to say that her life is now complete as a result:
It’s an impression that not many people probably saw coming. As a result, many across the web needed some time to process it:
When you think about it, Timothee Chalamet’s portrayal of Harry Styles does represent a serious collision of two worlds. Fans are definitely viewing it as crossover, and it seems to be just the one some were looking for:
Chalamet may still be in the early years of his career, but he’s already received his fair share of recognition, with Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG nominations under his belt. But with his Harry Styles performance, some are calling for him to receive a different honor:
Of course, fans probably also remember that Harry Styles also hosted Saturday Night Live just last year, and his performance received similar praise. And now, eagle-eyed fans may have pointed out an SNL tidbit that could link the two beyond Chalamet’s spot-on impression:
It can be fun when celebrities impersonate fellow celebrities, and Timothee Chalamet’s impression of Harry Styles was definitely enjoyable to see. This can be tricky, as some stars can occasionally use the opportunity to take a few jabs at the person they’re portraying. But in Chalamet’s case, there seemed to be nothing but love when he was playing Styles.
With Timothee Chalamet and Harry Styles now firmly connected within the fabric of pop culture, maybe they should take the next step and actually collaborate. The two actors could easily star in a film together. Let’s be honest, who wouldn’t want to see Chalamet and Styles headline a buddy comedy or a coming of age drama?
Saturday Night Live returns to NBC on Saturday, December 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET, with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest Dua Lipa.