Washington [US]: The season finale of ‘SNL’ aka ‘Saturday Night Live’ started with host Austin Butler heartbreakingly recalling looking at the late-night comedy program along with his late mom, Lori Anne Howell.
“I love my mother, a number of my favorite reminiscences from developing up turned into watching ‘SNL’ each week,” and even though he had this “crippling shyness,” he would do something to make her giggle — along with an imitation of Gollum from “Lord of the Rings.” It was his preference to turn out to be an actor that “broke me out of my shell,” he claimed, and being silly with her became “what did it.”
According to Variety, a US-based information outlet, Butler, who got his start as a child actor on both Nickelodeon and Disney Channel shows, played Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s hit biopic, ‘Elvis.’
“Now, my mother is not with us, but I was thinking about her lots this week, simply imagining of how proud she would be that her son is now status in this stage,” Butler stated, choking up.
“Any time you spot me doing a funny voice or creating a humorous face, that is for you mom,” he said.
Butler also quipped that he grew up in Anaheim, California, consequently the “Southern accessory,” and that he seemed like Elvis Presley all the time.
“I do want to deal with something. There’s people accessible who say that ever because I’ve performed Elvis my voice has changed — that it got deeper, greater Elvis-y,” he said. “But that’s no longer genuine, I’ve continually appeared like this, and I can prove it. Here’s a clip from an interview I did ten years ago.”
The best SNL monologues are always the most personal. Austin Butler brought it home tonight. When I tell you I cried… I sobbed. pic.twitter.com/IIB9ctPdL6
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) December 18, 2022
Butler also discussed how “weird” it was to grow up homeschooled with his sister, Ashley, who was attending to celebrate her birthday.
“A lot of people don’t know that I’ve been performing since I was a child,” he said, “studying ‘Raging Bull’ or ‘Taxi Driver.'”
In advance, NBC revealed that Strong’s final episode might air on December 17.
In addition to Michael Che and Colin Jost, “Saturday Night Live” also features Kenan Thompson, Cecily Strong, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Ego Nwodim, Bowen Yang, Chloe Fineman, Punkie Johnson, Andrew Dismukes, and others as the Weekend Update hosts. James Austin Johnson, Sarah Sherman, Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker are all prominent actors within the ensemble. The show’s chief writers are Streeter Seidell, Alison Gates, and Kent Sublette, and Liz Patrick is the display’s director.