Rami Malek Shows Off His Killer Prince Moves in Biopic Audition on ‘SNL’: Watch

Rami Malek and Kenan Thompson audition for the role of Prince in Jordan Peele's imaginary biopic during a hilarious 'Saturday Night Live' sketch.

Rami Malek Shows Off His Killer Prince Moves in Biopic Audition on ‘SNL’: Watch

After winning an Oscar for his portrayal of Queen’s Freddie Mercury, Rami Malek is zeroing in on his next musical movie role: Prince.

At least that was the subject of a hilarious Saturday Night Live skit on Oct. 16, in which the 40-year-old Bohemian Rhapsody actor portrayed The Purple One during an audition for director Jordan Peele’s imaginary biopic about the mysterious artist.

In the nearly five-minute skit, titled “Prince Auditions,” Malek goes head-to-head with SNL’s Kenan Thompson in front of a panel comprising Peele (played by Chris Redd) and casting directors (Punkie Johnson and Ego Nwodim).

“You guys are by far our top two choices to play Prince in my new biopic,” Redd’s Peele tells the actors, who are both comically dressed as Prince. “So the only way to settle this is to have a Prince-off.”

The Get Out director clarifies, “I’ll call out some random scenes from the script and you two will give me your absolute best Prince performance at the same time.”

From there, the casting panel rattles such oddball requests as Prince getting pelted in the legs with a football, Prince stepping on a Lego, and Prince getting a COVID test “but they go up too far.”

Although it’s a tough call, the panel decides that Malek can’t play Prince because he’s not Black. “But my parents are from Egypt and that’s in Africa,” Malek argues. “Doesn’t Prince transcend race?” Redd’s Peele quickly responds, “Not in this movie, no.”

Shortly after Thompson is given the role, British actor and former SNL host Daniel Craig crashes the audition dressed as a medieval prince and ends up nabbing the part because he’s James Bond.

See SNL’s “Prince Auditions” skit below, and watch the full episode of SNL on Hulu here. The streaming service is currently offering a 30-day free trial, which you can sign up for here.

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Young Thug Joined by Travis Barker & Nate Ruess During ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut: Watch

Young Thug was joined by Travis Barker, Nate Ruess and Gunna during his 'Saturday Night Live' debut on Oct. 16.

Young Thug Joined by Travis Barker & Nate Ruess During ‘Saturday Night Live’ Debut: Watch

Young Thug made his Saturday Night Live debut on Oct. 16 with a little help from his friends.

For his first time as musical guest on the long-running NBC sketch comedy show, the 30-year-old Atlanta rapper brought out Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker for assistance on his amped-up track “Tick Tock.” Backed by a high-energy guitarist and bass player, Thugger rocked a fuzzy pink-and-black tiger print jacket while a shirtless Barker held down the beats in a pink beanie.

Over the summer, Barker backed YT during the rapper’s NPR “Tiny Desk” concert. The drummer closed out the show with an impressive solo on “Ski.”

Actor Rami Malek hosted the Oct. 16 episode of SNL, where Thug made his proper debut as a musical guest debut after joining Megan Thee Stallion onstage to perform their “Don’t Stop” collab last year.

For his second song, Young Thug slowed things down with a moving performance of “Love You More,” from his just-released second album, Punk. In addition to Barker, the rapper was also joined by Fun. singer Nate Ruess and fellow hip-hop artist Gunna. Keeping the pink color theme intact, Thugger donned a puffy pink fur coat with a lighter shade of pants to match.

Young Thug and his label YSL Records’ Billboard 200-topping collaborative album Slime Language 2 came out in April. But his latest studio release, Punk, dropped on Friday through YSL Records/300 Entertainment. The new set features guest appearances by Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Travis Scott, Future, Doja Cat and J Cole, along with late rappers Juice WRLD and Mac Miller.

See Young Thug’s SNL performances below, and watch the full episode on Hulu here. The streaming service is currently offering a 30-day free trial, which you can sign up for here.

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