Miley Cyrus is set to kick off Saturday Night Live Season 41 this weekend with an over-the-top hosting gig. She’s already filmed the promos for the episode, and not only did she show up in a shiny dress and oversized mushroom earrings, she also says she can’t decide whether or not she will be appearing on the late night sketch series “with or without clothes.” You can check out the amusing segment, below.
There are a lot of celebrities who are excited about showing off their assets in this day and age, and Miley Cyrus is certainly one of them, getting nude for magazines and even tamely getting nude for her “Wrecking Ball” video. She also memorably stripped down to an even tamer nude bodysuit for the MTV Video Music Awards a few years ago (although I think people were more offended by what she did with a foam finger than her outfit in that case). In the video for SNL, there are no nude shenanigans beyond Cyrus alluding she could get nude on NBC’s late night sketch comedy series. However, SNL’s Taran Killam actually pulls a fast one and rips off his own pants. Taran Killam is super creepy. The Cyrus reaction is priceless.
Miley Cyrus is pulling double duty in the season opener as the host and the musical guest during the Season 41 premiere. This isn’t the first time she’s been on Saturday Night Live. The singer has already hosted two episodes of the long-running show, and the second time she hosted back in 2013 also saw her take on the role of the musical guest. So, she’s basically a pro at pulling double duties at this point. And while she’s been pretty great about taking shots at herself during the episodes, nothing so outrageous that it is noteworthy has really happened.
Until now. Miley also (jokingly) showed us the costume she is interested in wearing this weekend.
I’m not sure that look covers enough that it would make it past the NBC censors during rehearsal, even for late night TV. Although, that’s kind-of the wonderful thing about Saturday Night Live still shooting live. Anything can happen (if you live on the East Coast at least), and that sort of unexpected spectacle can sometimes be exciting.
In addition to Miley Cyrus, former SNL star Tracy Morgan will host an episode later in October. In addition, Amy Schumer is also set to host next weekend. SNL will air this Saturday at 11:30 p.m. ET, only on NBC.