Claire Foy Isn’t Nervous Enough for Hosting Saturday Night Live


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-I want to embarrass you
a little bit. Come on. It’s always fun
when you come out. But look at this.
You’re on the cover of “Vogue.” -I know.
Isn’t that crazy? -I mean, did you ever think that
you’d be on American “Vogue”? -Of course not.
-Come on. But this —
I mean, you’re big-time. This is the big deal.
-It’s so lovely of them. I’m so, so honored to be on it.
But that’s not me, really. That’s a lot
of amazing people’s work. -No, but that —
What do you mean? This is you. Are you not good
at photo shoots? -I mean, that one was done — -All you have to do
is look like you. -[ Laughing ] No. -That was
an amazing photographer. If it’s an amazing photographer,
it’s good. -Who was the photographer
in this? -David Sims is his name.
-Oh, really? David Sims? -Yeah, he’s
a very, very clever man. -But this is — Have you ever been
on “Vogue” in England? -I have, yeah.
-Wow. -Yeah.
-So you’ve done this before. Is it different that you’re
on an American “Vogue”? -It’s different
because I didn’t have to see it every day at home. -‘Cause you live in England.
-Yeah. So I can sort of
pretend it didn’t happen. But there I am.
Can you put — I mean, just — -I will put it away.
I know, I know. I like to embarrass you.
I’m sorry. I want to talk about
“Saturday Night Live” before we get into everything. You’re hosting.
-I am. -You’re hosting
“Saturday Night Live.” -I am.
[ Cheers and applause ] -How is it going?
Are you excited? -I’m so excited. -Do you know
“Saturday Night Live” from England?
-Yeah. We don’t have it in England.
It’s not broadcast. But I think it’s one of those
things that is everywhere. You know it.
You know if there’s been a really good sketch because
everyone watches it on YouTube. -Yeah.
And how’s everyone treating you? Is everyone being nice?
-Really lovely. Like I’m supposed to be there when I just feel
like a complete imposter. -No.
Oh, my gosh. It’s gonna be great.
I mean, what day is it? It’s Thursday now. So you’re in blocking
at this point. -Yeah.
-You’re gonna love it. It’s the greatest thing ever.
-Yeah. -You performed live
in front of people, right? -Yeah, I’ve done theater
and stuff. But I feel like I should be
more nervous than I am. I feel like there’s
something wrong with me. I’m not having sleepless nights. I’m just sort of going,
“This is fun.” But I think, on Saturday,
I’ll be like, “This isn’t fun anymore.”
[ Laughter ] This is “Serious Night Live.” -We have you
in two big movies out, “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” This is a big,
giant movie for you. I know the book series. Is that what made you
want to do this film? Reading the books?
-Yeah. ‘Cause I had read them
when I was about 23. -And the “Dragon Tattoo” —
it’s the same type of idea but different series, right? -Yeah, different writer.
-Yeah. -And I’d never read a character
like that, and I never — I was a young woman
reading a character that’s kind of an amazing thing,
really. And then,
I’d seen those performances of Noomi and Rooney —
best names ever. -Yeah, that’s true.
-Noomi and Rooney. -Noomi and Rooney. -And I just thought
it was incredible. So, once I kind of
heard about it and then started
really reading the books, I couldn’t not do it.
It was one of those things. -How do you explain the film
to everyone? It’s an action-packed thriller.
-Yeah. -You’re disguised as — trying to hack the codes,
like nuclear codes. -Yeah. It’s — Lisbeth Salander
is at the center of it, and that character,
which is really fascinating. It’s just a real thriller. Like, you go into the cinema,
and then you come out, and you go —
[ Breathing heavily ] -Yes. Because that’s what you
want when you go to the theater. You want a popcorn movie.
It’s good. Yeah. -Yeah.
-And then “First Man.” I told you this
last time you came on, but congrats on that.
Amazing reviews on that. [ Cheers and applause ] Some awards buzz for you,
but you should — well-deserved. I mean, it’s great. You and Damien Chazelle, who is one of
my favorite directors. I love that guy.
-He’s great. -Have you heard from the family
at all, the Armstrongs? -Yeah, well we were in touch
the whole time we were shooting. -Oh, you were?
-They were lovely. I’d e-mail them
every once in a while and say, “Did your mom cook you dinners, or was it, like,
a microwave meal?” like, ridiculous questions, and
they were always so kind to me. But they — You know, when you’re making
a film about real people, mine and Ryan’s concern
was definitely that they were our audience. -Were you intimidated
to do an American accent? -Um…
-No. You’ve done it before? -I’ve done it before. I’ve never done it with a coach. I’ve always
just sort of done it badly. [ Laughter ] Like, wasn’t that —
This time, I was much more kind of I felt
more confident about it. But you just never —
When you’re doing an accent, sometimes, like, some weird
thing comes out of your mouth. You don’t even know what it is. Your mouth makes funny shapes. -You knocked this one
out of the park. It’s fantastic.
Congratulations on that. [ Cheers and applause ] I want to show a clip
and just see Claire Foy. Here’s Claire Foy
in “First Man.” Take a look at this. -Jan, the ship is stable.
They’re gonna be all right. -He’s okay, Jan.
-I need you to go home. -Fine.
Turn the box back on. -I’ll see what I —
-Now. Turn the box back on now. -Well,
there’s security protocols — -Well, I don’t give a damn. I’ve got a dozen cameras
on my front lawn, Deke. Do you want me telling them
what’s going on? -Jan, you have to trust us.
We’ve got this under control. -No, you don’t.
All these protocols and procedures to make it seem
like you have it under control. But you’re a bunch of boys
making models out of balsa wood! You don’t have anything
under control! -Yeah! You tell them what’s up!
Yes! [ Cheers and applause ]

89 Replies to “Claire Foy Isn’t Nervous Enough for Hosting Saturday Night Live”

  1. Victor Francisco says:

    First, queen

  2. ZombieZifiction says:

    first man was a bore. so repetitive.

  3. Laguna a says:

    Is that Macaulay Culkin version of a woman ? ๐Ÿ˜› .

  4. Tj Solquia says:

    She is the English version of Sarah Paulson. Can't wait to watch her on SNL โค๏ธ

  5. world traveler says:



  6. dimitreze says:

    hard to believe that Janet Armstrong would yell at the people at NASA
    but gotta make the female role mega strong or else the movie is oppressive

  7. miba says:

    Are those the milkiest legs ever or what? ๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ฆ

  8. nessnness says:

    Jeej, Love you Claire!

  9. Jane Rose says:

    Omg I love her so much!!!!
    Claire Foy and Sarah Paulson are my all time fave actresses!!! They should do a show or movie together โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  10. Priya Dhyani says:


  11. tricsnchz says:

    "You're A BUNCH OF BOYS!" –> Claire Foy castigating men is always a vibe.

  12. MIND THE gap says:

    She is so FINE

  13. Rachel W says:

    Omg Jimmy Fallon is the worst, most ass kissing, bland, vanilla fucking suck up ever.

  14. Friis Torben Tappert says:

    Wow, the marketing department pushed the boat out. Not gonna save the movie though. ๐Ÿ™

  15. J M says:

    Who caught the Serious Night Live?

  16. Annah Maria Zeeta Washington says:

    Long live the queen

  17. Andrรฉ Borges says:

    But who is Claire Foy?

  18. pvkat1982 says:

    Jimmy ruined the interview with the obnoxious yelling at the end.

  19. NothingToo Spiffy says:

    She is stunning!

  20. B Ningthouja says:

    She has a flawless face..๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜

  21. john Baldock says:

    WOW! i'm English But DAME She is SO WHITE!!

  22. Johanna Weis says:

    Not hearing Jimmy's laugh every 2 seconds doesn't feel quite right

  23. Roma B says:

    Who is she? Never heard of her.

  24. E Counts says:

    I first noticed her in a BBC costume drama a couple years ago, and now she has 2 movies out at the same time. What a brilliant stroke of fortune! Good on you, Claire!

  25. Yates Webb says:

    He talks so patronizing

  26. BillyBob Smith says:

    It's a shame that both movies tanked at the box office. She's a great actress.

  27. Vicky 12 says:

    Gosh, she's delightful! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ƒ You can already tell because Jimmy was actually interested in what she was telling him! I've rarely seen him interrupt a guest this little, make this little desperate jokes in an interview, obviously feeling very little pressure to somewhat sensationalize the moment (which
    I usually find so unauthentic that it makes me stop watching)! I guess there's just a lot of natural class, calmness, cleverness and modesty the woman has to herself, that even Fallon starts listening with respect… and actual admiration!

    FYI: What a cliff-hanging scene in the end, she clearly nailed that performance! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

  28. Darthdad72 says:

    You have to see her in Unsane!

  29. Julio Garcรญa says:

    Si beautiful lady. I love that girl

  30. New Message says:

    This lady has a severe edge to her that makes me think that I would NOT want to cross her… not even for a second.

  31. Jason Lee says:

    jimmy really is a terrible interviewer, awful questions.

  32. Jeff Cobb says:

    She was good in "Unsane" too. Very versatile actress, she can play anything.

  33. JoanneLG1960 says:

    Claire will be greatly missed on the next installment of The Crown

  34. Oksana B says:

    I clicked on this thinking it was mackenzie foy from the nutcracker they look related!! Are they ??!?

  35. Mahesh Walatara says:

    First Man was a Masterpiece.

  36. Vamanos Ninja says:

    Boring interview.

  37. Francis K. says:

    Geez she's pretty

  38. tym2getbizeee says:

    Jimmy "how would explain the movie?" then he goes to describe it before she says anything. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  39. Austin Jack alika Myers says:

    Jimmy you lost your way

  40. David Ramos says:

    Gorgeous woman!

  41. Briar Rose says:

    She is so gorgeous and classy and so very very English โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  42. Naomi T says:

    Jimmy kept cutting her off! Stop doing that! It ruins the whole thing! ๐Ÿ˜ก Major disrespect to the Queen smh

  43. Ang # says:

    โค๏ธ ััƒะฟะตั€!!!!

  44. Frank Crum says:

    Oh she doesnโ€™t beautiful voice of course not itโ€™s the yellow for another voice you know for me uniforms at this is due to route to the uniforms at 233-222240

  45. SKARLETT says:

    Vu la 1ere fois (not FOY lol) dans une sรฉrie anglaise BBC "THE LITTLE GORIT" Elle รฉtait lumineuse.

  46. Dia Ashkenazy says:

    ะ–ะดั‘ะผ ััƒะฑะฑะพั‚ั‹ ะธ ะšะปะตั€ โค๏ธ

  47. Josh Charlie says:

    I love her.

  48. mafermz says:

    OMG I love seen her here! Sheโ€™ll always be my fav queen

  49. Severus Snape says:

    Stop touching her Fallon! Fake idiot

  50. Eral says:

    claire foy looks like if sarah paulson and winona ryder had a baby

  51. james evarts says:


  52. David Perry says:

    I thought this was an interview with Katy Perry.

  53. maram says:

    I love her after when I watched her series โ€œ the crown ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿป โ€œ

  54. Carlos Julio Peรฑa Valencia says:

    I love her accent ๐Ÿ˜

  55. Charles Cooks says:

    Hi beautiful.

  56. Tim Harrison says:


  57. Vinny Silver says:

    Is that mic on the desk just for show? They both have clip on mics.

  58. Vinny Silver says:

    Crazy how different her 2 characters in First Man & The Girl in the Spiders Web are

  59. Style Me This says:

    Am I the only one who hears Jimmy have a slight English accent when he speaks at 1:35๐Ÿ˜‚

  60. Felicitous Feline says:

    Those eyes!

  61. Joe Barksdale says:

    Sheโ€™s like Emily Blunts twin.

  62. Adriamarie Vigg says:

    She was so good in Wolf Hall Sheโ€™s the real deal

  63. Megan M says:

    God Save The Queen

  64. Music Guy says:

    Seems like in the beginning, fallon was pushing her to not give away the fact that what people see on a cover of any magazine is the works of many photographers and photoshop masters in an attempt to make people realize Hollywood is a mirage. He did this by not letting her finish her sentences and forcing her to change topics.
    Time to wake up you easily convinced/Influenced viewers.

    Dont hit that snooze.

  65. Alex Cisneros says:

    did anyone notice how uncomfortable she looks every time Jimmy compliments her. its cute and humble

  66. thomascampr says:

    SHES the female home alone McCauley

  67. aquablushgirl says:

    she looked uncomfortable in what she was wearing – as though she was worried she was going to show boob and bits. Stupid stylist should have helped her out and given her something that was going to make her feel good and relaxed not awkward and uncomfortable. She is so lovely.

  68. Ra Souldier says:

    What kind of car does an egg drive?

    a yolkswagen! ๐Ÿ˜€

  69. Hazman Rostam says:

    She looks pretty hell like that guy from 12 angry men or am i?

  70. Amy says:

    Sometimes jimmy acts like he wants to worship his guests.

  71. Amelia Espinoza says:


  72. Yizzy Roger says:

    I thought celebrities doesn't
    be nervous

  73. dbilly7 says:

    She is awesome in The Crown.

  74. Job Salazar says:

    OMG she is just a wonderful actress I love ๐Ÿ’• her

  75. Psoriasis Channel says:

    โ€œYouโ€™re a bunch of boys making models out of balsa woodโ€ , fantastic line.

  76. wetlazer says:

    Did she insist that he speak quietly and not do his idiotic laugh? This is damn close to a good interview, for him.

  77. Jake Hat says:

    She is an absolutely talented and a lovely person in general, a model for all!! Looking forward to her career in the future! Love her in the Crown and my first introduction to her.

  78. Iam Matrix says:

    He looks Perfect for young Ripley …ok when new Alien ?

  79. Ski Sand says:

    Fallon sucks at interviewing, he's never been comfortable in his skin handling interviews, particularly those who are more intellectual than him. He' talented in his own right, in his own space. But boy, out of that space his interviews are hard to watch. He needs to channel more Carson when interviewing. He's so busy with skits and songs, that he wings-it on interviews, wasting everyone's time.

  80. Alexander Craig says:

    Jimmy would be more comfortable if he could just suck on her big toe. Just this one time. Complete with begging! He is such a fawning host. He fairly drools on cue. Gets so tiring after a few minutes.

  81. Natalie Kendel says:

    Her hair is so chic!

  82. Axel says:

    She is so great! Love her on wolf hall as anne bokeyn and the crown!

  83. Ian Patrick Inguito says:

    I feel like I will see her in one of the new Avengers movies ๐Ÿ˜‰

  84. Sam Land says:

    I like when they have the SNL host on Fallon.

  85. Dee Dee Hamilton says:

    I love you Jimmy Fallon but why did you keep interrupting her at the beginning of the interview? You wouldn't let her get her answers out…

  86. CM G says:

    I'm super gay for her

  87. Danish kashaan says:

    She resembles Macaulay Culkin.

  88. ubuhubbub says:

    God, Fallon is terrible at this. Why the HELL haven't they replaced him?

  89. peachy xbee says:

    I think her rap video got deleted…

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