Chris Pine's first "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig was basically one long Broadway musical audition, but he also took some time to promote "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" .... which, no, he is not in.
He's not Chris Pratt. He's also not Chris Evans. Or Chris Hemsworth. They are all superhero movie Chrises around the same age, height, haircut, and general gosh-golly-self-deprecating nice-guy demeanor, but Pine is a DC guy co-starring in the upcoming "Wonder Woman" movie, and the others are Marvel guys. So it's completely different. Yeah, Chris Hemsworth plays Chris Pine's dad in "Star Trek," and Chris Pine plays Steve Trevor in "Wonder Woman," with Chris Evans as Steve Rogers in "Captain America," but it's totally not confusing.
In his monologue, Pine stood in front of a poster of the four famous Chrises, singing a new ditty set to the music of Billy Joel's "Uptown Girl" in an attempt to differentiate himself from the others:Side note: We really need to get ourselves a giant Chris poster.
It has become A Thing to sing about not being a different famous person. You may recall the song trying to separate Bryce Dallas Howard from Jessica Chastain. Or you could just go the Matt Damon/Mark Wahlberg route and stop trying to correct people at all.
Anyway, Pine sang again in SNL's Couples Game Night sketch (he's not bad!) and the World Peace Rap, and he took to dancing in the Star Trek Lost Episode, then did a sexy lip sync battle in the genius Auto Shop sketch honoring "RuPaul's Drag Race."
Not bad! Maybe they'll invite him back in another eight years. Melissa McCarthy is up next, hosting May 13 in another live coast-to-coast episode.
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