'Girls' Star Lena Dunham to Make 'Saturday Night Live' Hosting Debut


'Girls' Star Lena Dunham to Make 'Saturday Night Live' Hosting Debut


Mark your calendars, people, because Lena Dunham has just nabbed her very first hosting gig on 'Saturday Night Live.' NBC announced the exciting news earlier today, while also naming The National as the musical guest star.

Of course, Dunham is no stranger to being in front of a camera, having skyrocketed to fame for her work both on and off-screen in the HBO hit show 'Girls.' However, it will be interesting to see the kind of humor the actress will bring to a live set like 'SNL.' (Prepare yourselves for a lot of nudity-themed jokes and 'Girls' parodies.)

Dunham has always made sure to vocalize her admiration for the popular sketch show in the past. In fact, when 'SNL' spoofed 'Girls' just last September during its season premiere (hosted by Tina Fey), Dunham tweeted about the performance, calling the parody "a true honor."

So how does she feel to actually be part of the show itself? Once the news broke, the star immediately took to Twitter with a message for her fans. "Thank you for the SNL love. Dream come true," she wrote. "Can't wait to debut my character 'girl who googled serial killers all night & has lots to say'!"

But there's still plenty to look forward to before Dunham's grand debut. 'Saturday Night Live' returns from its winter hiatus this week on March 1 with host Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory') and musical guest Beck.

- Saturday Night Live
- Lena Dunham

Written by: Kelly_Schremph
Feb 25th, 2014, 12:17 pm

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