Looks like there’s a reason Chris Evans has yet to make his Saturday Night Live hosting debut.
During a ET Canada interview which was published Tuesday with Evans and Ana de Armas discussing their upcoming action comedy Ghostedthe conversation was about the fact that the Blond actress marks her first time leading SNL with the upcoming April 15 episode. When asked if he would like a cameo in the episode starring Karol G as a musical guest, Evans made it clear that a short appearance would be much more appealing to him than hosting the NBC sketch comedy series.
“Well, now a cameo I can handle,” Evans replied. “I avoided hosting SNL like the plague for years, just because I’m so scared. It’s terrifying to me.”
The Avengers actor, who had a breakout role in the 2001 comedy Not another teen movieexplained that he assumes he would fight anxiety while hosting SNL. “A cameo sounds great — that’s perfect,” Evans said. “But hosting, I tip my hat to her. She’s gonna be great. But it would give me many sleepless nights.”
Later in the interview, Evans admitted that his concerns may stem from the star feeling rather self-conscious about his ability to laugh. “Maybe I only feel that because I have very, very funny friends who once told me I’m not a funny person,” he said. “It would just be an everyday fear, constant regret, ‘Why did I do this? I could have been comfortable in my house, in my bed, without worrying about this.’”
Evans and de Armas, who were also both in 2019 Knives out and last year’s The gray manstar in it Ghosted as a couple who bond over a date before realizing there’s a lot they don’t know about each other, as De Armas’s character is actually a secret agent. The film will be released on Apple TV+ on April 21.