Here comes Chris! With just days until the premiere of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, Chris Pratt teamed up with SNL cast member Kate McKinnon to film some hilarious promotional spots.
Pratt, 35, will be hosting SNL for the first time after a hugely successful year with the release of his blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. He will be joined for the show by singer Ariana Grande, who is the episode’s musical guest.
“Hi, I’m Chris Pratt and I’m hosting the season premiere of SNL this week with Ariana Grande,” he opened the clip. McKinnon, 30, then acted as his publicist, taking one question from the crowd before shutting the interview down.
In another spot, the funnywoman inches as close as possible to the once-pudgy hunk, who transformed seemingly all of his body fat into muscle for Guardians of the Galaxy. Using the camera frame as an excuse, McKinnon pushed up against Pratt before asking for a peek of his abs.
Later in the video, McKinnon turns the heat on Pratt, making him nervous for his hosting gig in a Game of Thrones-esque segment. “Chris, this is big stuff,” she said. “First-time host, season premiere. Really big stuff. 40th season. But, I’m here to keep you calm in case you get nervous, okay? How you feeling?”
“Well actually, I feel okay, Kate,” he responded. “Thank you for asking.”
“Oh, you’re feeling okay?” McKinnon shot back. “You’re feeling okay? This is the 40th season of Saturday Night Live and you’re a first-time host! You know nothing! You know nothing of the pressures of this place. You know nothing about how it’s going to break you in two! That is pressure, okay?”
Watch Pratt and McKinnon in the hilarious videos above and catch the Parks and Recreation star on SNL on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 11:30/10:30c.
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