Elizabeth Banks Is Hosting ‘SNL’ For The First Time In November

10.23.15 4 years ago 4 Comments

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After directing Pitch Perfect 2, pretending to be a teenager in Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, and admiring Channing Tatum’s abs in Magic Mike XXL, Elizabeth Banks has already had a pretty great year. She still has the final installment of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay coming up, so it’s safe to say that she’ll be finishing 2015 well. The promotional tour will be gearing up soon, so we’re sure to see a lot of Banks in the coming days.

In preparation for Mockingjay Part 2‘s release, and due to the fact that she’s an all-around awesome performer, Banks will host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 14. The actress/director took to Twitter to announce her involvement and relay her excitement.

Her Hunger Games character, Effie Trinket, was parodied on the show before by Kate McKinnon during Josh Hutcherson’s opening monologue, but this will be Banks’ first time hosting the show. Hopefully there can be dueling Effie impressions at some point. Saturday Night Live is on an upswing lately after Tracy Morgan’s rousing turn as host, so hopefully Banks can help continue the momentum.

(Via Entertainment Weekly)

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