2 posts tagged "Saturday Night Live"
Saturday Night Live is still funny and all, but I can’t help but miss the days of Chris Kattan and his sassy character Mango, who sexed up the show between 1997 and 2002. An irresistible beret-wearing exotic dancer, Mango seduced everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Affleck to Ellen DeGeneres and J.Lo during his time on the program. “You can’t have-a-da-Mango!” he’d scream at the end of each skit, slapping his gold lamé hot-pants-clad caboose. Well, the SNL star has made an exception for the one and only Alexander Wang, who convinced Kattan to bring back the sprightly stripper for his latest T by Alexander Wang video. “I’ve always loved Mango’s character from SNL, and to be able to work with [Kattan] was such an honor,” Wang told Style.com. “Sometimes when fashion becomes too stiff, it’s great to have someone such as Mango come through and inject a new burst of energy. Having fun and a sense of humor is so important to me that when I’m able to incorporate it into my work, I run with it,” he added of the flick, which also features a musical component and stars rapper-cum-choreographer Sharaya J. This project follows Wang’s 2013 short, a comedy sketch that saw Anjelah Johnson revive her peeingly funny (and always unhelpful) MadTV character Bon Qui Qui. Kattan has a lot to live up to, but somehow, we think Mango will manage.
A teaser for Wang’s Mango film debuts exclusively here. And don’t forget to tune into Wang’s website and social media platforms on June 3 to see the full sketch.
We first caught up with comedienne Casey Wilson during her freshman season at SNL. Since then the funny girl has been cast alongside Meryl Streep and Amy Adams (in the upcoming Julie & Julia) and named one of Variety‘s “10 Comics to Watch.” The hype for perhaps her biggest project— Bride Wars, the film she co-wrote with her longtime writing partner June Diane Raphael—has been building at a rapid pace, thanks in part to footage of co-stars Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway prepping for some major cinematic catfights. Bride Wars opens in theaters this Friday, and Wilson took some time before the big night to talk to Style.com about Don Draper, her fount of inspiration, and channeling cougars. And—attention Hollywood— Wilson and Raphael are looking for a producer for their next script; we’re calling this one a wise investment.
What was the script-writing process like for Bride Wars?
The idea had already been out there. A producer saw me and June performing in this two-woman show we have, Rode Hard and Put Away Wet, in Aspen at the Comedy Arts HBO Festival—this was four years ago—and told us she was looking for people to rewrite Bride Wars. We hadn’t written anything before, but we put together a pitch and basically went over to Kate Hudson’s house. We pitched it to her, and she hired us. God love her.