Wonder Woman's Gal Gadot to Host Saturday Night Live

Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot is set to host the October 7 episode of Saturday Night Live: Season 43. The official Saturday Night Live Twitter account broke the news of Gadot's hosting gig, in addition to revealing that she'll be joined by musical guest Sam Smith on the episode. On October 14, Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani -- who has attracted critical acclaim for his romantic comedy The Big Sick, which he co-wrote with his wife Emily V Gordon, and stars in -- will host, with musical guest Pink.

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Saturday Night Live's 43rd season kicks off on September 30, with an episode featuring host Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049) and musical guest Jay-Z. The season, which has yet to announce any new additions to its cast, lost longtime cast members Bobby Moynihan (who has gone on to star in CBS' Me, Myself & I) and Vanessa Bayer, along with Sasheer Zamata, who only made her debut on the show in Season 39.

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Saturday Night Live's ratings have seen a rise in the President Trump era, thanks to its satire of the administration, and appearances from Alec Baldwin as the Commander-in-Chief. Baldwin recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Trump, while among others, cast member Kate McKinnon, guest-host Dave Chapelle and frequent guest-star Melissa McCarthy walked away with Emmy Awards for their contributions to Saturday Night Live: Season 42.

Gadot, who has yet to showcase her comedic chops in any major way on-screen, debuted as Wonder Woman in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice before starring in a solo film based on the character in 2017. The Wonder Woman solo film received critical acclaim and has gone on to earn over $818 million worldwide. She is slated to reprise her role in Justice League and the recently announced Wonder Woman 2.

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Opening November 17, Justice League stars Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Raymond Fisher as Cyborg, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Connie Nielsen as Queen Hippolyta, Amber Heard as Mera and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

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