Natalie Portman's Jackie O Gives First Lady Melania Trump Advice in This Incredible 'SNL' Skit
If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is reading this,, Natalie Portman deserves another Oscar.
Back hosting Saturday Night Live for the second time last night,the actress reprised her role as former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis— who Portman played in the hit 2016 biopic 杰基 —in an incredible new sketch centered around Melania Trump's State of the Union appearance earlier this week.Joined by SNL regulars Leslie Jones ,, Kate McKinnon ,, Cecily Strong ,and Aidy Bryant ,Portman-as-Jackie delivered a funny-as-hell pep-talk to Melania (played by Cecily Strong) as the First Lady readies herself for the evening ahead.
The skit begins with"Melania"attempting to emotionally prepare herself for her husband's State of the Union Address that evening ("Come on,Melania,practice your happy face,"she says before pouting into the mirror)—outwardly wishing she could just"talk to someone who's been through this whole mess before!""
Luckily for her,a time-traveling girl gang of former FLOTUSes (from Michelle Obama to Martha Washington) immediately come to help guide Melania through what's sure to be a difficult road ahead and offer sage wisdom from their own been-there-done-that experiences.
Portman's Jackie is the first to appear."I know how very trying being a first lady can be,""Jackie"assures"Melania.""All First Ladies have a platform.Yours is bullying.Mine was little hats.""
From there,Portman and Strong are joined by Hillary Clinton (played by—who else?—McKinnon),Washington (Aidy Bryant),and Obama (Leslie Jones).As"Melania"laments that"no First Lady has ever been more humiliated than me,""Clinton"enters to quickly remind her that that's definitely not the case,concluding,through a strained laugh:"You tell yourself it'll all be worth it when you're president.""
After a few more failed attempts at comforting the lamenting First Lady,"Jackie"ultimately urges her to simply"get out there and do what first ladies have always done: Stand there and clap.""
Watch the hilariously spot-on skit for yourself here below:
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