Saturday Night Live has kicked off December by featuring Shawn Mendes, one of the hottest young musical talents today, and film actress Emma Stone as host.
Shawn, 18, stunned audiences at the American Music Awards this year with his renditions of Mercy and Treat You Better while playing the guitar. The Canadian singer-songwriter was interviewed backstage and asked if a joint project with Justin Bieber was in the works. Shawn replied in the affirmative, then added, “maybe one day.”
La La Land actress Emma Stone got to practice her skills in sketch comedy through the SNL hosting stint. As a young thespian talent, Emma had set her sights on sketch comedy, but redirected her attention to musical theater. The 28-year-old actress said she certainly identified with her La La Land character, and understood the feeling of relocating to Los Angeles and pursuing a dream to be a film actress.
The Meteoric Rise to Fame of SNL Guest Host Emma Stone and Musical Sensation Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes and Emma Stone’s meteoric rise to success in their respective careers in a short span of time make them noteworthy celebrity guest stars of Saturday Night Live. Both are driven individuals who exhibited patience and determination before they hit it big.
Toronto-born Shawn used to post song covers on a video sharing application and through that, he gained a following. Today, he has sold out tickets to the first leg of his Illuminate World Tour. He had two No. 1 albums on Billboard 200.
Emma Stone moved with her mother to an apartment in Los Angeles. She aspired to be on every single show on Disney Channel and joined auditions to play the daughter on every sitcom, but did not snag such roles. Today, Emma is one of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses.
She has chemistry with hot actors like Ryan Gosling, her co-star in La La Land. Emma’s portrayal of the aspiring actress in the romantic musical drama, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August, won for her the Coppa Volpi prize. Fans were thrilled to learn about the Saturday Night Live hosting stint of Emma Stone and the musical guest appearance of Shawn Mendes.
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