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Jake Gyllenhaal Sings During “SNL” Monologue

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It has been 15 years since Jake Gyllenhaal hosted “Saturday Night Live,” however the “Ambulance” actor did not miss a beat when he stepped again into the function on April 9 — actually. Whereas reminiscing in regards to the final time he was on the present, Gyllenhaal turned his “SNL” monologue into an impromptu Céline Dion tribute. The 41-year-old actor served up a pitch-perfect rendition of “It is All Coming Again to Me Now” that may go away you questioning why Hollywood hasn’t solid this man in a musical but.

Gyllenhaal’s pitch-perfect cowl apart, the tune itself was significantly becoming since his complete monologue was about how a lot he (and the world) has modified because the final time he hosted the present. “To provide you an thought of what it was like in 2007, within the present I hosted, there was a George W. Bush sketch, there have been jokes in regards to the first iPhone, and it is a photograph of me from my monologue,” he mentioned earlier than a photograph of the actor in a costume appeared on the display screen. “There I’m in full drag singing a tune from ‘Dream Women’ to advertise a film the place I played a gay cowboy. And that was truly the least problematic factor in that episode.”

Nonetheless, as a lot because the world has modified, the “Ambulance” star has modified simply as a lot. He went on to notice that in 2007, he had earned a repute for being a “severe” actor, however since then he is embraced the fun of his job. “I noticed one thing I ought to have realized a very long time in the past — performing is a extremely silly job. It is fake! And it is enjoyable and it ought to be full of pleasure,” he mentioned. “Nicely, I am lastly embracing that pleasure once more, and that is why I am again standing on this stage!”

That is additionally why he was singing “It is All Coming Again to Me Now.” Gyllenhaal is getting reacquainted along with his enjoyable facet — he is additionally starring in a Michael Bay movie — and displaying off his musical prowess within the course of. Does this imply he would possibly lastly reply to Taylor Swift‘s epic 10-minute-long version of “All Too Well”? In all probability not, but when Steven Spielberg decides to remake “Singing within the Rain” subsequent, Gyllenhaal has his audition tape able to go within the type of his newest “SNL” internet hosting gig.