Two Latina powerhouses are going to star in an upcoming Saturday Night Live (SNL) episode. On Mar. 27, it was revealed that the Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas will make her hosting debut on SNL. She will be joined by Karol G as the episode’s musical guest. The highly-anticipated episode will air on Apr. 15.
It’s been quite the Saturday Night Live season for Latine talent. This season, the show has featured star hosts like Jenna Ortega on Mar. 11, Pedro Pascal on Feb. 4, and Aubrey Plaza on Jan. 21. This time, Ana de Armas comes in time to promote her upcoming rom-com movie Ghosted with Chris Evans, which will debut on AppleTV+ on Apr. 21.
On the other hand, Karol G has been busy promoting her latest history-making album Mañana Será Bonito. In addition, it was also announced last week that she is set to make history as the first Latina to headline Chicago’s massive festival Lollapalooza. Based on her smash album’s latest singles, it’s possible for her to perform her latest heartfelt single, “MIENTRAS ME CURO DEL CORA,” and “TQG,” her hit collaboration with Shakira.
It goes without saying that fans of both celebrities are thrilled about the upcoming episode. A social media user wrote, “ANA DE ARMAS AND KAROL G ON SNL OH MY GOD MY LATINA QUEENS.” Another social media user wrote, “ana de armas hosting SNL on april 15 is gonna serve.”
Other fans are hoping to see Karol perform “TQG” with Shakira. A Twitter user wrote, “KAROL G WILL PERFORM IN SNL AAAAA AND SHE WILL SURELY PERFORM WITH TQG, SHAKIRA PLEASE WE NEED YOU BOTH THERE.”
Other SNL hosts and musical guests in Apr., including Quinta Brunson and Lil Yachty on Apr. 1 and Molly Shannon and the Jonas Brothers on Apr. 8.