Margot Robbie will host the upcoming season premiere of Saturday Night Live on October 1. The Suicide Squad star will be joined by musical guest the Weeknd, the moody R&B star who recently released new single “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk.
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— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) September 22, 2016
After landing a breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie’s had a banner year, starring in big-budget projects like The Legend of Tarzan andSuicide Squad, playing beloved (and divisive comic-book villain Harley Quinn. Though the movie was widely panned, Robbie was a highlight, bringing a manic glee to the role. There have also been reports that a Harley Quinn movie is in the works.
This will be the Weeknd’s second time performing on S.N.L. He was a musical guest last October, performing hits “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills,” where he brought out surprise guest Nicki Minaj.
This time around, he’ll probably perform “Starboy,” released Thursday. The energetic song, featuring Daft Punk, will also likely be featured on his upcoming album of the same name.
By Yohana Desta