Bowen Yang to Play Scarlett Johansson in Upcoming SNL Skit


Written by: Chris Jin

Bowen Yang to Play Scarlett Johansson in Upcoming SNL Skit

In a leaked NBC memo, it has been confirmed that Bowen Yang will be portraying Scarlett Johansson in a “Celebrity Family Feud” skit for the upcoming season 45 premiere of Saturday Night Live.

“We’re so happy to finally have an Asian-American cast member so that we can properly represent members of the Asian-American community,” said showrunner Lorne Michaels, commenting on the leak. “We felt it was only fitting that we mark the occasion by having Bowen play the most prominent Asian-American of our time.”

Yang could not be reached for comment as he was reportedly muttering “baby steps” over and over to himself in his dressing room. Johansson was also unavailable for comment as she was reportedly auditioning for a part in a Hollywood adaptation of Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The leak also included information on Johansson’s teammates in the sketch, featuring Kate McKinnon as Awkwafina, host Woody Harrelson as John Cho, and a special appearance by Shane Gillis as Fu Manchu.

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Chris Jin is a fourth year at UCSD

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