Natalie Portman’s first appearance hosting “Saturday Night Live” in 12 years featured a sequel to her hardcore rap that went viral in 2006.
In her new appearance, the Harvard-educated, Oscar-winning actress made vulgar and often violent references to being a mother, her work with the “Time’s Up” initiative and even the widely-derided “Star Wars” prequels:
The Israeli-American star also played Jacqueline Kennedy — reprising her Oscar-nominated portrayal — for a sketch featuring historical First Ladies like Michelle Obama, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Martha Washington giving advice to Melania Trump:
And Portman portrayed “Eleven” in a sketch parodying the hit Netflix sci-fi show “Stranger Things”:
The episode also featured the returns of Tina Fey and Rachel Dratch as Revolutionary War-era who fight over whether New England or Philadelphia is better — a preview of Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles:
The show also featured a surprising appearance by Louis Farrakhan — or rather, actor Chris Redd playing the Nation of Islam leader who has long been accused of anti-Semitism. The “Weekend Update” segment also featured a clever joke from Colin Jost on the rumored sequel to Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”: “Get ready to see ‘I Still Know What Jews Did Last Summer.’”
This story "Natalie Portman SNL: Rap, Jackie O And Stranger Things" was written by Aiden Pink.