Put Jim Carrey in a black tutu, hosting Saturday Night Live, and you get the highest ratings since Betty White hosted the show last May. Check out one of the highlights of the night — his spoof on the movie Black Swan.
The first Saturday Night Live of 2011 went off with a bang with host Jim Carrey and musical guests the Black Keys bringing in big ratings for NBC. This was the first time Carrey has been back to host SNL since 1996.
Jim Carrey, 48, got his start in the sketch comedy show In Living Color, so performing live for SNL was easy for the actor who totally nailed it, especially in his spoof on the Natalie Portman ballet drama Black Swan.
Wearing a black tutu with dove wings (actually “buffalo wings”) tattooed on his back, Carrey played the role of Mila Kunis’ part of Lily, while Natalie Portman’s role was played by Saturday Night Live cast member Nasim Pedrad. The hilarious Bill Hader was perfect as the choreographer, Tomas.
Jim Carrey pranced and danced — and even had breadcrumbs thrown to him by another dancer, making fun of Portman and Kunis’ dramatic weight loss in the movie. To show how “sexy” he was, Carrey even stuck his entire fist into his mouth.
“Once you go black swan, you never go back…swan,” he said as he stormed off stage.