Chris Redd a pris le Get out director alongside casting directors played by Punkie Johnson and Ego Nwodim. After a series of auditions, the two standing actors were Keenan Thompson and Rami Malek who, donning their finest prince costume, took part in a “Prince-off”. In the competition, they each performed Prince’s iconic “Kiss” guitar licking with different prompts.
Despite their fairly even performance, Redd’s Jordan Peele and the casting directors couldn’t make a call.
“I’m sorry, I don’t think I could pick a white man to place Prince,” Redd told Malek, just before he said it was more appropriate to choose Thompson who is racially more suitable for him. role.
Right before making a decision, No time to die star Daniel Craig smashes the stage, dressed as a medieval prince – no the Prince.
“Is it too late to audition for the prince?” An exasperated Craig asks the panel. ” It’s a horror movie. This is racism, isn’t it? I am here, I am ready. Can I at least try? “
Thompson gives the action star his own guitar, and Craig takes the odd controls – like Prince kicking a dog, then missing the dog and getting bitten by the dog.
The skit ends with Thompson, Malek, and Craig all performing the musical excerpt together.
Later that night, Craig also appeared for another segment alongside Cecily Strong, Aristotle Athari and Malek.
Craig welcomed the last pre-pandemic SNL on March 7, 2020. He was there to promote No time to die whose release had been postponed a few days earlier in the face of the growing Covid crisis.
Malek made his SNL debut on Saturday. Young Thug served as the musical guest.