Taraji P. Henson and Michael Keaton to Host SNL Saturday Night Live In April
Taraji P. Henson and Michael Keaton are coming off their biggest years, respectively. Keaton is just coming off an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture winner Birdman, while Henson is one of the lead stars of network TV’s hottest new phenomenon, Empire. Now, both will be continuing their stellar 2015 with hosting stints on Saturday Night Live.
Michael Keaton will host SNL for the third time on April 4, alongside first-time musical guest Carly Rae Jepsen, whose new single “I Really Like You” is steadily making progress on the charts.
Then, on April 11, Taraji P. Henson will host with musical guests Mumford and Sons, whose third studio album, Wilder Mind, released on May 4. This will be their second appearance as musical guest, whereas this is actually the hosting debut for Henson, an Oscar-nominated actress for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and one of the key stars that helped get CBS’s Person of Interest off the ground.
Both are tremendous performers, and I’ll be interested to see how Taraji does in the SNL setting. This could be great for the stars and the show itself. Color me excited.