Dua Lipa Says Melissa Villaseñor’s ‘SNL’ Impression of Her Was ‘Brilliant’

Lead Photo: Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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Ahead of the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, and her win for Best Pop Vocal album, Dua Lipa chatted with Entertainment Weekly and revealed how much she loves SNL’s Melissa Villaseñor impression of her.

EW asked what she felt like to watch the impersonation, in which cast member Ego Nwodim plays legendary singer Dionne Warwick, as she interviews celebrities such as Lipa (Villaseñor), The Weeknd (Kenan Thompson), and Machine Gun Kelly (Pete Davidson).

“It was one of the coolest things that’s probably happened,” says the Grammy winner of the sketch. “I was so excited,” she continues. “They just got the costume so right and she was amazing. It was just brilliant. I was super happy. I was like, ‘Alright, gonna keep this one forever. I’ll never forget this moment.’”

Villaseñor was the first Latina to join the late night sketch show, and previously made waves for her pitch perfect impressions of Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarah Silverman, Lady Gaga, and more. The comic has been an SNL cast member since 2016, when she and writer Julio Torres, were added to the SNL staff in a move to commit to diversifying it’s cast, after the show was called out for lacking cast members of color. The first Latino cast member on SNL was Chilean-American Horation Sanz, and was followed by Fred Armisen, who identifies as half Venezuelan.