JG-L tries to turn SNL into a musical

I don’t typically watch Saturday Night Live these days. While I can clearly see that it must be a blast to work on the show, it’s hardly entertaining enough to watch on a consistant basis. But, when I went to the Hulu homepage and saw that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the host last week, I decided to give it another shot.

In an obviously staged discussion between Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel to help promote their recent film, (500) Days of Summer, G-L admitted that he often listens to music to get him ready before he acts.

And from his performance on SNL this past week, it seems that G-L has a bit of a pension for bursting into song at the drop of his hat. Nearly all of his skits contained some sort of music component, and I don’t think this was the case just because Dave Matthews Band was the guest musician. From the second G-L appeared on stage at the beginning of the show to introduce himself, he appeared to be gushing with the kind of giddy energy that is the thing musicals are made from.

And though it’s hard to tell for sure, he didn’t sound half-bad. Will J G-L follow in Zooey Deschanel’s footsteps and try his hand at music? I might be fine with that… as long as he doesn’t give up acting in delightfully quirky roles.


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"He considered music a liberating force: it liberated him from loneliness, introversion, the dust of the library; it opened the door of his body and allowed his soul to step out into the world to make friends."

- Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being


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