The Oscar nominee for “Promising Young Woman” Carey Mulligan began her debut on SNL as the self-proclaimed, first English person to ever host the SNL. She began the show by implying that she is often mistaken for the actress from “Manchester by the Sea.”
Mulligan said People in America are always complimenting her, saying things like, I loved you in ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ and You’re great in ‘Fosse/Verdon,’. And I used to correct them saying’ Oh, no, that’s Michelle Williams,’ But now I just say, ‘Thank you.’ ‘My name is Michelle Williams.’
The British actress discussed her quarantine experience with her partner, Marcus Mumford, and their two young children, Evelyn, 6, and Wilfred, 3, in the English countryside. During the lockdown, she said she channeled all that emotional energy into telling bedtime stories to her children and laughing. She said that she was excited to be hosting and to let all that quarantine energy channel out.
Her Husband, Mumford, who has performed on “SNL” three times as a guest vocalist, appeared in the audience at Studio 8H in the middle of the speech. In 2012, the pair tied the knot. When Mulligan saw him in the audience she was pleasantly shocked to see him there. She asked him where the children were, to which he replied he had left them with sons. He also said that he would not miss it for anything in the world. This is the support and level of motivation every woman needs from her husband.
Mulligan also said that most of the time, she’s in charge of music at home. However, much to everyone’s dismay, she doesn’t have any kind of pretentious taste in music.
Despite Mulligan’s request of not being the man who takes his acoustic guitar out at a party, Mumford responded that people love that guy and headed towards the stage to sing. Mulligan gave in and let her husband onstage take the crowd to the commercial. Even though it is a little obvious, the whole thing was very sweet and very British.