Natasha Leon speaks of ‘Russian dolls’, more time to open monologue – deadline

Russian dollsIts co-creator and star Natasha Leon hosted her first episode tonight SNLTalking about his Netflix series in his inaugural monologue – which is back in the second season after the Covid delay – and much more.

“God, will you see it? I’m hosting its season finale Live Saturday night. For a real New Yorker like me, it’s big, “Leon said at the top.” I have a show. Russian dolls. Season 2 … just premiered on Netflix, and the two things you want to get involved with right now are Russia and Netflix.

Leon said he was “really humble” to host NBC’s Sketch series, and in fact, he felt “a cosmic connection” with it. “The people here are my real life family. I’ve been here since I was a teenager, “said Leon. “I co-created Russian dolls With Amy Pohler, and I have great friends from the show … “

At this time Dr. came on stage SNL Alums Maya Rudolph and Fred Armison, who asked Leon if he was busy, then proceeded to impress them about the host. (These include expressions like “Ipso Facto” and “Cock-a-Roach” with a juicy voice and sharp eyes.)

After Armisen and Rudolph left the stage, Leon shared that he had dated the former for seven years. “We’re the only couple whose sex tapes no one wanted to buy,” she joked, then returned to discuss her love. SNL.

SNL Combines everything I like: New York City, show business, who have been doing the same thing since the 70’s and fighting different unions. I love it, ”he said. “I mean, I’m a New York City kid and a showbiz kid. Strange story, but when you’re with me, listen to it. “

Leon went on to share that he was born in New York – “Which year, perhaps in the early 80’s, is not considered.” When he was very young, his parents got the idea that he could have a future in the show business, so he started auditioning. “A lot of casting directors, it turns out, are looking for a little Orphan Annie type guy who talks like DD Remon,” he said. “Here’s a clip of me from one of my first roles.”

We then cut a clip of Leon as Opal in a 1986 appearance Urine playground, Which he joked is his “best work” to date. “Anyway, I do some TV, my mom and I move to the Upper East Side. Suddenly, I’m in the movie, “Leon said.” Oh, I was in all those 90s movies: American pie, American Pie 2, American pie at Madness’s Multiverse, Etc. Oh, and a religion favorite but called I am a cheerleader.

Things were going great, Leon said, “and then knock, knock. Who’s there? Multiple arrests and drug addiction.”

Leon admits he went “to hell and back” at the time and that life was once rough. “But just like when Fabio was on that rollercoaster and the bird flew into his mouth … Hey, do we have a picture of that?” He asked, a shot of Fabio with a bloody nose coming to the screen.

“Yeah yeah. Yeah. Just as it happened, I brushed myself off and I’m back on the ride. And now I’m here,” Leon continued. “Okay, so I’m confusing events, glossing for decades. But I’m here, and I’ll tell you what I found. There is always hope in despair and there is always a reason to return to the ring and fight another day. ”

Leon joins tonight’s show, to mark SNLIts season ends, with music host Japanese breakfast. Deadline This story will be updated with video when it arrives.

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