Dakota Johnson hosted SNL this weekend to mixed reviews. Mom Melanie Griffith and Dad Don Johnson were on hand to lend their support. Melanie Griffith believes their daughter aced her hosting gig.
This was the first time hosting SNL for the Fifty Shades of Grey actress. She reminisced about a time when Melanie Griffith did the same thing.
In December of 1988, Dakota Johnson explained, “my mother stood in this exact spot and hosted SNL.”
She added that after that show, her dad, Don Johnson, proposed, “for the second time.”
At that point in Dakota Johnson’s monologue, the camera panned to the audience, where Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson jokingly shielded their eyes.
She killed it!!! Wow! I loved her poise, her comic timing, her grace, loved everything she did!! Dakota on SNL. pic.twitter.com/jgRs2gocfR
— Melanie Griffith (@MelanieGriffith) March 1, 2015
A skit Dakota Johnson performed a bit later on Saturday Night Live, has drawn significant criticism. In the skit, Johnson plays an ISIS recruit.
“Are you sure you don’t want to do another year of high school?” the father, played by SNL’s Taran Killim, asks.
“Dad, it’s just ISIS,” Johnson replies, and runs off to a truck filled with armed gunmen.
Taran Killim actually praised the skit and the freedom to perform mockery in a Twitter post.
Proud of this. Freedom to mock is our greatest weapon. Thanks to the writers who asked not to be mentioned by name. https://t.co/FjdX9xGewX
— taran killam (@TaranKillam) March 1, 2015
Did you catch Dakota Johnson hosting SNL on Saturday? Wasn’t it fun to see Melanie Griffth (who really no longer looks like Melanie Griffith) and Don Johnson in the audience?
And what’s your take on the ISIS skit in which both Dakota Johnson and Taran Killim performed? Do you think it was in poor taste, given the number of people–including Americans–the group has murdered?