Jake Gyllenhaal returns to ‘SNL’ after 15 years, sings Céline Dion in opening monologue

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Jake Gyllenhaal hosted Saturday Night Live for the second time this weekend, and used his opening monologue to reminisce about his first appearance, back in 2007.

“That was like 400 Marvel movies ago,” the Ambulance star joked.

“To give you an idea of what it was like in 2007, in the show I hosted, there was a George W. Bush sketch, there were jokes about the first iPhone, and this is a photo of me from my monologue,” he continued, as a photo of Gyllenhaal in “full drag” flashed on the screen.

“There I am…singing a song from Dreamgirls, to promote a movie where I played a gay cowboy,” Gyllenhaal noted. “That was actually the least problematic thing in that episode, but looking back, I feel like I was a totally different person.”

Gyllenhaal may have ditched the dress and wig for Saturday’s monologue, but he once again closed with a musical number — Céline Dion‘s “It’s All Coming Back to Me Now,” with SNL‘s Chloe FinemanEgo Nwodim and Cecily Strong as backup singers.

Gyllenhaal’s sketches included one involving a couple’s therapy session, opposite Melissa VillaseñorPunkie Johnson and Nwodim, and one where he was a spring flower that drew the affections of a horny bee, played by Bowen Yang.

Saturday’s musical guest was Camila Cabello, who performed “Bam Bam” and “Psychofreak” — the latter with the help of Willow Smith — from her new album, Familia.

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