Jake Gyllenhaal tonight returned to SNL for the first time since 2007,
reflecting in his opening monologue about just how long ago that was.
“That was like 400 Marvel movies ago,” the Ambulance star joked.To give you an idea of what it was like in 2007,
in the show I hosted, there was a George W. Bush sketch, there were jokes about the first iPhone,
and this is a photo of me from my monologue.”We then cut to an image of Gyllenhaal crooning in a wig and glittery gown,
with Maya Rudolph, Amy Poehler and Kristen Wiig serving as his backup singers.
“There I am in full drag, singing a song from Dreamgirls, to promote a movie where I played a gay cowboy,” said the host.
“That was actually probably the least problematic thing in that episode, but looking back, I feel like I was a totally different person.”
Gyllenhaal then went on to discuss the fact that he’s developed a reputation as being “this serious, intense method actor,”
despite the fact that he “wasn’t even that good” at delivering that kind of performance.