Billie Eilish is making fans “happier than ever” by hosting her “Saturday Night Live” for the first time.
The Grammy-winning artist, who co-host and guest musician this week, wore a puffy candy cane-like dress and matching stockings.
“If you don’t know me because of my music, you might know me because of my hair or my clothes,” she said in her opening monologue. “That’s why I decided to dress up as Mrs. Klaus to go to the club.”
Eilish revealed the motivation behind her signature aesthetic, which included loose, baggy clothes.
“It wasn’t just for comfort or style. It’s hard to say this for me, but the real reason I wore plus-size clothes at the time was because I was actually two kids stacked on top of each other trying to sneak into the R,” she joked.
Although the “And So Me” singer shot to fame as a young teen, she’s thought about turning 20 next week (“or as the Internet calls it, middle age”) and growing up under the spotlight — even if that might be difficult in some times.
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“I’m really excited about getting older because I’m just starting to understand who I am as a person,” she says. However, “the scary thing about growing up in the public eye, is that people decide that everything you say and do and looks the way you are is forever.”
She cautioned, however, that “it’s not fair” – especially for celebrities like “SNL” star Colin Jost.
“Do you want to be judged by the way you presented yourself when you were 16? Uh no. Imagine you are Colin Jost right now, and the first thing that appears when you Google yourself is 16 year old Colin Jost,” Eilish joked before a picture of a teenager Ghost with glasses flashing on the screen.
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Jokes aside, “The point is, truly accepting who you are takes time and effort. You’ll be so glad you did.”
“SNL” this week marks Eilish’s first hosting party. The singer was the last on the show in 2019, when she walked the walls and ceilings of Studio 8H while performing her hit song “Bad Guy.”
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