Christie Brinkley Regrets Not Hosting ‘SNL’ With Billy Joel as Musical Guest

Christie Brinkley Regrets Not Hosting SNL With Billy Joel as Musical Guest
Christie Brinkley photographed in her apartment on November 13, 2018 in New York City. Phil Penman

Looking back. Christie Brinkley‘s 65th birthday was on January 29, and the supermodel exclusively told Us Weekly she plans to celebrate the milestone “by making something out of every single day of the year.”

As the mother of three looks to the future, Us asked her to reflect on her iconic career, and the Sports Illustrated alum admitted she has one regret. “Not doing Saturday Night Live when they asked me,” she said.

The sketch comedy show once asked her to host with her now ex-husband Billy Joel to be the musical guest. “I listened to other people around me who were like, ‘Oh, I don’t know, it hasn’t been as good,’ or ‘The writing has been a little off.’ I should’ve listened to my own self that said, ‘I love this show, I have to do it.’ And I didn’t,” she said.

Christie Brinkley Regrets Not Hosting SNL With Billy Joel as Musical Guest
Model Christie Brinkley and musician Billy Joel attend “A Divine Celebration” Cathedral of St. John the Divine Honors Billy Joel on December 5, 1990 at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage

Of course, there’s still time for Brinkley to undo this particular regret. If asked to host again, she said, “Of course, I would!”

The Michigan native also spilled on the career moment she’s most proud of. “I always point to my stint on Broadway [as Roxie Hart in Chicago in 2011] because it was the biggest career challenge I ever took on — to act, sing, dance and face a live audience every night,” she said. “But it was a dream. I never went to a play without sitting there looking up and thinking, ‘Gosh, wouldn’t that be fun to do?’ Oh, how I love it. And that live vibration in the room, that excitement.”

Christie Brinkley Regrets Not Hosting SNL With Billy Joel as Musical Guest

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