To prepare for the big night, the superstar duo came along SNL favorite Kenan Thompson for a new promo clip. “We love you inside The white lotus,” Thompson tells Plaza before Smith chimes in, “Emily the criminal is brilliant.”
But Thompson then confuses Plaza for Jenna Ortega when he says, “You were amazing Wednesday.”
When the actress reveals she wasn’t in the hit Netflix series, Thompson asks her to “at least” make the viral Wednesday-inspired dance trend. “No,” Plaza simply replies in his characteristic deadpan tone.
Smith posted the video on Instagram along with the caption “Saturday [yellow heart emoji].” They will serve as musical guests on the iconic sketch comedy show for the third time, just one week before their highly anticipated new album Gloria falls on January 27. The LP comes on the heels of the singer’s Hot 100-charting collaboration with Kim Petras“Unholy.”
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Watch the campaign below.