The Israeli superstar, famous for her recent role as Wonder Woman, can now mark another achievement after she hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend. She opened the episode with a special message for Israeli viewers: “The writers here clearly know nothing about Israel, in every sketch they have me eating hummus.”
Watch: Gal Gadot hosts Saturday Night Live
This morning (Sunday, Israel time) Gal Gadot made history when she hosted the popular American television comedy program Saturday Night Live. Gadot, who was chosen to host the show in light of her successful role portraying Wonder Woman, presented the opening monologue and participated in various sketches throughout the program.
Gadot, 32, told viewers excitedly that “tonight’s show is being broadcast live in Israel for the very first time!” for which she received a lot of applause. Then, addressing her family and friends in Hebrew, said: “Hi everybody. I just want to let you know that this might be a big mistake.”
“The writers here clearly know nothing about Israel,” Gadot added humorously, “in every sketch they have me eating hummus. I mean, I like hummus, but come on. They’re nice,” she continued, “but they’re not very sophisticated. I think they believe that I’m the actual Wonder Woman. So good luck to me.”
In another sketch, Gadot played herself on a date with OJ Simpson, a former American athlete who was recently released from prison. In another, she played Wonder Woman again and shared a kiss with SNL cast member Kate McKinnon.