In her brief monologue, Eilish couldn’t help but poke fun at herself. “I’m Billie Eilish,” she began. “If you don’t know me from my music, you may know me from my hair or my clothes.”
“That is why I decided to dress like Mrs. Claus going to the club,” she quipped. “But, actually, no. I am only wearing this because after the show I got to go get married in an anime.”
She even joked about her former baggy clothes style, saying that the “real reason” she wore those clothes back then is because she was “actually two kids stacked on top of each other trying to sneak into an R-rated movie.”
Billie Eilish Pokes Fun At Herself During Opening ‘SNL’ Monologue!
Eilish went on to admit that she was a musical guest a couple of years ago, but she never thought that she would one day host the show.
She admitted that both of her parents, and her brother, Finneas, were all actors. She said that when she was 9-years-old, her dream to be an actress died.
“My mom wrote a film inspired by her life,” Eilish continued. “This is true. She cast my brother, Finneas, as her son. She played the mom. And in the movie, she had no daughter. So, yeah, I got the hint.”
“I’m kidding,” she went on. “My mom is my best friend. She’s here.” She then brought her mother out on stage, wearing a black sweatshirt with Finneas’ face on it. Underneath the picture was written “Finneas’ Mom.”
“It is so special to be hosting in December,” Eilish continued. “Not only do I love Christmas, but my birthday is one week from today. I am turning 20, or as the Internet calls that, middle-aged.”
“But I am actually really excited to get older because I am just now starting to understand who I actually am as a person, and the scary thing about growing up in the public eye is that people just decide that everything you say, and do, and look like, is who you are forever. That’s not fair.”
“Would you want to be judged by the way you presented yourself when you were 16?” she asked. “Imagine being, say, Colin Jost, and the first thing when you Google yourself, is 16-year-old Colin Jost. Yikes.”
“But, the point is, it takes time and effort to accept who you really are,” Eilish concluded. “You’ll be so happy that you did. I spent a lot of years pretending to be somebody that I’m not. Basically acting. And somebody wise once told me, ‘Billie, you should never, ever act. That person was my mom.”
Fans Shower Billie Eilish’s Opening Monologue With Positive Comments
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Fans couldn’t help but sing the “Bad Guy” singer’s praises in the comments section of the video.
“I can’t keep up with her style evolution in terms of clothes,” one wrote. “A week ago she looked like a soccer mom and now she looks like a character from the Candyland board game. The girl has range.”
“She’s got a great sense of herself and humor!” said another. “Gotta love her.”
“Wow. She is amazing!!!” another wrote. “You can’t help but smile when you see and listen to her.”
“She’s a natural comedian fr, SO PROUD,” another added. “She did incredible, from monologue to sketches to performances. AMAZING.”
And, despite what Eilish said earlier, one fan noted that, “I see a career in film in her future.”