Now, in an ever more stratified media landscape, it's increasingly rare for a single television appearance or promotional outing to make or break a career as it once could. After all, with millions of viewers — especially in the key 18–49 demographic — having switched off their TV sets in favor of online streaming and social media-based entertainment provision, you can't simply expect people to sit down to watch The Tonight Show, and to fall in love with an actor, comedian or musician accordingly.
Instead, such late-night bastions of once-tastemaking "old media," not least the likes of #SaturdayNightLive, have been forced to settle for a more celebrity-reinforcement role — with a hosting appearance on #SNL remaining a distinctly defining element of having "made it," Which perhaps makes it relatively unsurprising that...
'Rogue One' Star Felicity Jones Is Set To Stop Rebelling (And Host 'SNL')
Yup, that's right. #RogueOne's Jyn Erso herself, #FelicityJones, is apparently all set to throw herself into the late night mix, and to host SNL on January 14, 2017. This is great for Jones, of course — who looks set to follow up a few years of Oscar-nominated dramas with a genuine bid for mainstream superstar-dom, thanks to Rogue One — but also potentially fantastic news for the rest of us.
For one thing, Jones seems liable to have the same sort of easy charisma that recent SNL standout Emma Stone has by the bucket-load, which could make her appearance a highlight of an already strong season for the show. Even more intriguingly, though...
Felicity Jones's 'SNL' Appearance Opens Up Some Fantastic Sketch Possibilities
She is, after all, the lead in a #StarWars movie all about battling a ruthless, fascist dictator and his ever-more authoritarian and unrepresentative regime — something that would, you'd imagine, make for a distinctly SNL-y easy target for #DonaldTrump gags. So, if you've been eagerly awaiting a lengthy skit featuring #AlecBaldwin's Donald Trump as a feckless, orange-skinned riff on Emperor Palpatine, perhaps crushing a rebel cell led by Jyn Erso, (and presumably featuring #HillaryClinton) with a tiny iron fist, then January 14 may well be a date to circle in your calendar.
Alternatively, of course, the episode could just be made up of mildly lame character comedy and a vaguely offensive bit about #TheTheoryOfEverything, but until it actually hits our screens, there's always hope.
What do you think, though? What sort of skits would you like to see Jones turn up in on SNL come January 14? Let us know below!
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