Kristen Stewart hosted Saturday Night Live, and any doubts that her signature awkwardness or angsty roles would make her an unsuitable host for the comedy show were blown out the water from her first moment on screen.
Kristen's an award-winning actress — the only American to ever win the Cesar Award, in fact — but to hold her own against comedy assassins like Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy was impressive. Not only did she act well, she engendered something more than just laughs on this very special episode; something that could almost be called, as her Gisele Bündchen character might say, a ''beautiful spirit of togetherness...''
Just in case you missed Kristen's star turn on SNL, here's her memorable opening monologue in full.
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5. Kristen and the Chocolate Factory
The set-up: Charlie finds the golden ticket, but realizes he has some family issues.
In a show packed with fierce political satire and big-name stars, it was easy to miss some of the quieter moments. In the sketch 'Golden Ticket,' Kristen starred as young Charlie Bucket, delighted to have found Willy Wonka's last ticket to his chocolate factory.
However, realizing his relatives have been faking their disabilities throughout his young life, Charlie proceeds to flip his shit and let loose some fab lines:
''I sponge bathed you, I washed your balls! I'm out on the streets while your lazy asses sit in bed scissoring?''
4. Courtney on Mr Shinto's Island
The set-up: A bunch of college kids are given a patronizing workshop on underage drinking.
Many will remember those crappy youth workshops: smiling adults telling you not to do anything bad (ie. FUN) like drinking or fornicating in painfully awkward group scenarios. SNL lampoon the No Drinking class with a bunch of well-meaning kids relaying their mild misadventures... and being wildly upstaged by the exploits of hard-drinking, one-woman crazy story factory Courtney (Kristen Stewart). Courtney trots out some very quotable boozy blunders, such as the time she ''got naked, grabbed a chainsaw and cut down, like, 35 pine trees.''
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The set-up: President Trump has lots of feelings about Robert Pattinson.
The man sitting in the White House tweeted more than ten times about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. Kind of creepy, particularly when you consider an old billionaire flexing his tiny hands and typing out a tweet about the relationship between two teen heartthrobs. Kristen reading out the president's words — including his assertion that she ''cheated on [her ex] like a dog'' — and laughing was the perfect tonic. What better way to skewer someone's ridiculous behavior than just reading their own words back to the world?
2. What are you hungry for?
The set-up: SNL parody the yearly Superbowl ads.
SNL gently poke fun at Kristen's success in artsy Sapphic French drama with a hilarious twist on the standard Superbowl half-time snack-hawking. Vanessa Bayer's character cooks up some Totino's pizza rolls for her ''hungry guys'' until Stewart appears, sending the vibe from bro bants to film érotique in a few short careless whispers. Find Your Totino...
1. So gay, dude
The set-up: Just in case there was any doubt...
Kristen doesn't talk about her sexuality in public all that much, but sometimes it's good to have a moment of honesty, especially at a time when the laws that protect minority sexualities are under threat. Light-hearted but serious, personal and political, Kristen's riposte to Trump's weird Robsten obsession was one of those big TV moments that get people talking.
''Donald, if you didn’t like me then, you’re really probably not going to like me now. Because I’m hosting SNL and I’m, like, so gay, dude.''
How do you feel about Kristen Stewart?