During his opening monologue, the actor spoke about his childhood growing in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, while also discussing his mother’s career in the arts.
‘Before I was born, my mum was a dance teacher, but on occasion she would do background work on Saturday Night Live,’ the 24-year-old told the audience.
He introduced a clip of a sketch his mother, Nicole Flender, appeared in several years ago with Dana Carvey and the late Chris Farley called ‘Massive Head Wound Harry’.
In the clip, Dana enters a party scene with – you’ve guessed it – a huge, bleeding wound on his head.
Timothée Chalamet’s mother on Saturday Night Live (Picture: YouTube/Saturday Night Live/NBC)
‘Hey, great party. I’m sorry I’m late, I forgot where you lived,’ Dana says to Chris, who turns around to greet him before spitting out his food in shock at the sight of his gruesome injury.
The clip was paused, with a circle placed around Nicole, who is standing just behind Dana on the set, feigning shock.
‘Yep! That’s my mum,’ Timothée said.
‘She almost got spit on by Chris Farley. She’s the reason I’m alive, she’s the reason I have an acting career.’
The Call Me By Your Name actor then pointed in the direction of his mother, who was sitting in the SNL audience.
Timothée’s mother was in the SNL audience during his hosting debut (Picture: YouTube/SaturdayNightLive/NBC)
‘Mum, I love you, I think she’s right there,’ he said.
As the camera panned to Nicole, she blew her son a kiss through her black-and-white patterned mask.
One of the highlights of last night’s SNL was Timothée’s portrayal of former One Direction star Harry, in a sketch where he acted opposite Ego Nwodim as singer Dionne Warwick on a fictional talk show.
Several fans couldn’t handle their excitement watching Timothée portrayal of the singer.
‘Timothée playing Harry Styles the internet is about to have a meltdown,’ one person tweeted.
‘Timothée Chalamet playing Harry Styles on SNL – MY WORLDS ARE COLLIDING,’ another exclaimed.
Saturday Night Live airs weekly on NBC in the US.
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