Pedro Pascal Makes Surprise ‘SNL’ Appearance in ‘Bad Bunny Monologue’ – IndieWire

The 49th season of “Saturday Night Live” further doubled its star power in the second episode. After a season premiere that featured surprise appearances from Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, host and musical guest Bad Bunny brought his own team of all-star friends to support his “SNL” debut.

As he took the stage for his opening monologue, the reggaeton superstar joked that his doubters wondered if it was possible for him to host the sketch comedy show since Spanish is his native language. While he joked that his primary response to this criticism was, “I do what I want,” he still decided to bring out a translator, Pedro Pascal.

When the Mandalorian and The Last of Us star joined him on stage, Bad Bunny gave a long monologue in Spanish. But when it was Pascal’s turn to translate, he joked that the singer simply said, “I’m blessed to be here with my favorite actor Pedro Pascal.”

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Pascal then made a comedic attempt at giving Bad Bunny hosting advice, encouraging him to self-deprecate by making fun of his mistakes or sharing an unflattering photo of himself. But the singer was unable to do that because he pointed out that he had no flaws.

The appearance marked Pascal’s return to Studio 8H following his hosting debut last season, in which his monologue poked fun at his whirlwind rise to fame following the success of The Last of Us.

“It’s great to be here. As I said, I was born in Chile and nine months later my parents fled Pinochet to the USA with me and my sister. They were so brave and without them I wouldn’t be here in this wonderful country. And I certainly wouldn’t be standing here with all of you tonight,” he said in his monologue. “So I just want to tell my whole family in Chile that I love you, I miss you, and I’m going to stop giving out my phone number.”

The episode of Bad Bunny also featured surprise appearances from Mick Jagger and Lady Gaga, the latter of whom stopped by to introduce his musical performance. Watch Bad Bunny’s monologue with Pedro Pascal below.

Lindsay Lowe

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