Brendan Gleeson wreaks havoc at the Saturday Night Live studio in a new commercial before he hosts the popular US comedy show.
The Irish actor reveals “the real me” as he skateboards around the set, writes graffiti and is followed by a security guard in the online sketch.
Gleeson will make his hosting debut on October 8 and will be joined by Willow, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who will make her musical guest debut.
“I’m Brendan Gleeson, most people know me as an actor, but the real me…is a skater,” he says in the clip.
Footage follows of the skateboard menace shredding and performing tricks in the studio while making fun of “Copper” Molly Kearney – one of SNL’s new cast members.
Gleeson’s appearance as presenter comes ahead of the release of his upcoming film The Banshees of Inisherin, in which he is reunited with Colin Farrell.
The black comedy-drama was written and directed by Martin McDonagh, who directed the pair in both In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths
Gleeson’s SNL episode airs on NBC and Peacock on Saturday at 4.30am UK time.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/brendan-gleeson-menaces-on-a-skateboard-for-saturday-night-live-42044404.html Brendan Gleeson threatens on a skateboard for Saturday Night Live