SNL: Regé-Jean Page films a Bridgerton sex scene for his hosting debut

Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page mocks the steamy sex scenes that have made him a household name during Saturday Night Live hosting debut

Regé-Jean Page made his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend following the success of Netflix hit drama Bridgerton.

And the 31-year-old British–Zimbabwean actor played up his status as a sex symbol during a sketch which reimagined what goes on behind-the-scenes of the raunchy series. 

Regé-Jean – who plays the hunky Duke of Hastings on Bridgerton – was seen climbing on top of Chloe Fineman, who was pretending to be his co-star Phoebe Dynevor.

Poking fun: Regé-Jean Page made his Saturday Night Live debut this weekend following the success of Netflix hit drama Bridgerton

In the series, one particular scene portrays the Duke taking Daphne’s [played by Dynevor] viginity.

But the SNL sketch incorporated a pair of creepy intimacy coordinators, played by Mikey Day and Pete Davidson, to coach them through the scene.

The two SNL players were dressed in rugged work clothes and sported identical goatees.

Kate McKinnon, playing the episode’s director, explained that the real intimacy coordinator had tested positive for Covid-19, so they had to rely on substitutes.

Joker: Regé-Jean – who plays the hunky Duke of Hastings on Bridgerton – was seen climbing on top of Chloe Fineman, who was pretending to be his co-star Phoebe Dynevor [pictured in Bridgerton]

True to life: The 31-year-old British–Zimbabwean actor played up his status as a sex symbol during a sketch which reimagined what goes on behind-the-scenes of the raunchy series

Creeps: The SNL sketch incorporated a pair of creepy intimacy coordinators, played by Mikey Day and Pete Davidson, to coach them through the scene.

Awkward: The two SNL players were dressed in rugged work clothes and sported identical goatees

Not qualified: ‘We worked in special effects for years,’ Mikey revealed. ‘We took a zoom and got certified to do all the sex scene stuff’

‘We worked in special effects for years,’ Mikey said. ‘We took a zoom and got certified to do all the sex scene stuff.’ 

Regé-Jean, who was dressed in period costume, was initially a good sport in the skit, before getting increasingly irritated by the intimacy coaches – who then returned to set as make-up artists.

Regé-Jean also poked fun at his sexy Netflix series in his monologue.

Here to stay: ‘You can call me Regé-Jean Page. Get comfortable with it,’ he said in his monologue

Close contact: Aidy Bryant, Ego Nwodim and Chloe Fineman all made appearances during the monologue to be his ‘personal liaison’

‘Most of you probably recognize me from Bridgerton on Netflix, the show that made everyone turn to their moms and say, “Oh, you know what? Never mind, I don’t think we should watch this together”‘, he joked.

Aidy Bryant, Ego Nwodim and Chloe all made appearances during the monologue to be Regé-Jean’s ‘personal liaison’.

‘Anything you need, alcohol, a little massage — I don’t know why I said that so British,’ Aidy said nervously.

Regé-Jean tried to present himself as an ordinary guy, taking breaks to address the audience directly in closeup while George Michael’s Careless Whisper played, in another nod to his newfound heartthrob status.

Topical: The episode opened with a skit referencing Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle and the documentary Framing Britney Spears

Not so sorry: Fineman played Spears and brought on multiple guests, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz (Bryant), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and Gina Carano (Cicely Strong) so that they could all apologize for their recent scandals

The episode opened with a skit referencing Britney Spears’ ongoing conservatorship battle and the documentary Framing Britney Spears.

Fineman played Spears and brought on multiple guests, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz (Bryant), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Pete Davidson) and Gina Carano (Cicely Strong) so that they could all apologize for their recent scandals.

Next up was a sketch in which Ego Nwodim played the host of a show called Actor’s Spotlight.

Regé-Jean was back as one of her guests, playing Kingsley Ben-Adir, who starred as Malcolm X in One Night In Miami.

Actor’s studio: Next up was a sketch in which Ego Nwodim played the host of a show called Actor’s Spotlight

Shocker: ‘Wait, you’re British?’ she said in shock after he introduced himself

‘Wait, you’re British?’ she said in shock after he introduced himself.

She got another surprise after her next guest, Judas And The Black Messiah’s Daniel Kaluuya (Chris Redd), turned out to be English.

‘Were you British when you made Get Out?’ she asked incredulously.

Ice Cube (Kenan Thompson) was her final guest, but he was so jealous of her reactions that he put on a terrible cockney accent, but she saw right through it.

Partying: Nwodim was back again in a pre-taped music video in which she met up with Page in a packed club

Going crazy: But he soon revealed he was just a figment of her imagination, and she was back at home where a year of isolation was driving her ‘loco’

It finally makes sense: Pete Davidson interrupted the song for a guest verse about how he went so crazy that he understood Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

Musical guest: Bad Bunny made a surprise appearance as the plant Nwodim hallucinated into coming to life

Nwodim was back again in a pre-taped music video in which she met up with Page in a packed club.

But he soon revealed he was just a figment of her imagination, and she was back at home where a year of isolation was driving her ‘loco.’ 

Pete Davidson interrupted the song for a guest verse about how he went so crazy that he understood Christopher Nolan’s Tenet.

‘I’ve gone so crazy I understood tenet / like the whole thing / I didn’t even have one question. / I saw it and I was like yup, / that all makes sense,’ he rapped.

Musical guest Bad Bunny made a surprise appearance as the plant Nwodim hallucinated into coming to life.

New tune: Next up was a sketch set in a bar with a pool table, where most of the male cast and Page were playing. He interrupted them to put Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song Drivers License on the radio

Emotional: Despite trying to seem like tough guys, everyone revealed that they knew the song intimately as they were moved to tears

Next up was a sketch set in a bar with a pool table, where most of the male cast and Regé-Jean were playing. He interrupted them to put Olivia Rodrigo’s hit song Drivers License on the radio.

Despite trying to seem like tough guys, everyone revealed that they knew the song intimately as they were moved to tears. 

The show took a more surreal turn with a skit set at the Mr. Chicken Legs Pageant, which crowns ‘the grown man with the skinniest legs in America.’

Cicely Strong sang a deranged theme song before turning it over to Regé-Jean as the host, while Fineman played his comic relief who had nothing to say about the contestants.

Mikey Day showed off his petite legs in a skirt, while new cast member Andrew Dismukes proved that his leg profile doesn’t change at all when he flexes his puny calves.

But Pete Davidson’s character won the top prize as a guy who dresses up as Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

His prize was ‘the smallest little kiss,’ which ended up being an ultra-brief peck on the cheek from Aidy Bryant.

Oddball: The show took a more surreal turn with a skit set at the Mr. Chicken Legs Pageant, which crowns ‘the grown man with the skinniest legs in America’

Bad chemistry: Cicely Strong sang a deranged theme song before turning it over to Page as the host, while Fineman played his comic relief who had nothing to say about the contestants

Fits the bill: Pete Davidson’s character won the top prize as a guy who dresses up as Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas

In another pre-taped segment, Regé-Jean was playing a job applicant interviewing at a bizarre company that made ads on spec, or without waiting for a client to request them.

Beck Bennett played the boss, who bragged about the bizarre ads on his walls that no company would ever buy, including posters for Doritos and Mike’s Hard Lemonade that featured penises.

Regé-Jean’s character showed off some bizarre ad ideas, including one for the Chevy Bolt in which it hits Olympic runner Usain Bolt and cuts him in half.

Bennett’s character ultimately decides to hire him after he comes up with an ad for Netflix: ‘We have porn now.’

New job: Regé-Jean was back again as a job applicant interviewing at a bizarre company that made ads on spec, or without waiting for a client to request them

Not his best work: Page’s character showed off some bizarre ad ideas, including one for the Chevy Bolt in which it hits Olympic runner Usain Bolt and cuts him in half

Bennett’s character ultimately decides to hire him after he comes up with an ad for Netflix: ‘We have porn now’

Bad Bunny made his first musical appearance next with a duet on La Noche De Anoche (Last Night) featuring the Spanish singer Rosalia.

During Weekend Update, Davidson made a guest appearance as a ‘relationship consultant.’

He claimed he had decided to move out of the house he shares with his mother after spending the night of Valentine’s Day eating chocolates and watching a movie with her.

He also joked that he watched Framing Britney Spears and realized his mother has ‘way more of a case’ to take over his finances than Britney’s father.

Heidi Garnder played the next guest, a food insecurity activist who helps get meals to those in need.

But she didn’t realize that she was dressed exactly like Freddie Kreuger, including his tattered striped sweater and worn-out fedora. She even had a razor glove just like the movie monster’s that she used while preparing food.

Love song: Bad Bunny made his first musical appearance next with a duet on La Noche De Anoche (Last Night) featuring the Spanish singer Rosalia

Whoops! Heidi Garnder guested on Weekend Update as a food insecurity activist. But she didn’t realize she was dressed like Freddie Kreuger, including his striped sweater and worn-out fedora

The show got back to business with a fake segment on the History Channel about sea shanties, which were recently all the rage on TikTok.

Every single man in the cast appeared to be assembled as they sang from the deck of a ship in the 19th century, but it became clear none of them knew how to sail and they were almost certainly going to die.

‘No better death than to get eaten alive by your closest mates 45 minutes from the shore,’ Regé-Jean, who played the captain, sang.

Oh well: The show got back to business with a fake segment on the History Channel about sea shanties, where it became clear no one knew how to sail and they were all going to die

Meeting up: The show shifted to a contemporary home, where Beck Bennet and Aidy Bryant played parents throwing a dinner party for a family featuring Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson as parents

Competition: After Bennett and Bryant’s son (Dismukes) recited a short prayer before eating, Thompson and Nwodim’s characters decided they needed a more substantial prayer before eating

That escalated quickly: The two families traded off more and more opulent prayers, climaxing in Bennett dancing and doing the worm for everyone

The show shifted to a contemporary home, where Beck Bennet and Aidy Bryant played parents throwing a dinner party for a family featuring Ego Nwodim and Kenan Thompson as parents.

After Bennett and Bryant’s son (Dismukes) recited a short prayer before eating, Thompson and Nwodim’s characters decided they needed a more substantial prayer before eating, so their son (Page) launched into a long, impassioned prayer as if he was trying to get a whole church congregation on its feet.

The two families traded off more and more opulent prayers, climaxing in Bennett dancing and doing the worm for everyone.

After Bad Bunny’s final musical number, which was more stripped down and somber than his first performance, the show ended with a pre-taped musical sketch

Amateur hour: Bennet, Kyle Mooney and Dismukes played three amateur rappers filming a comedy-rap video in a grocery store for the final sketch

Nuisances: But they were interrupted by shoppers telling them to put on masks

Bennet, Kyle Mooney and Dismukes played three amateur rappers filming a comedy-rap video in a grocery store.

But they were interrupted by shoppers telling them to put on masks.

Page appeared as the manager and tried to throw them out, but he resorted to tasing Mooney after they wouldn’t leave. 

Ouch: Page appeared as the manager and tried to throw them out, but he resorted to tasing Mooney after they wouldn’t leave

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