10:21pm PT by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya
'SNL': Halsey Plays Betty Cooper in 'Riverdale' Spoof
Pop singer Halsey served as both the host and musical guest on the Feb. 9 episode of NBC's Saturday Night Live, which spoofed Riverdale, Empire and Meet the Press.
Halsey played Lili Reinhart, playing Betty Cooper, in a sketch set on the Riverdale set in which Pete Davidson played a background actor taking his role as a corpse way too seriously. Beck Bennett played Cole Sprouse playing Jughead Jones.
Political digital shorts included another installment of the Empire-inspired “Them Trumps” and a video dedicated to the women of Congress, in which Halsey appeared alongside all of the female SNL castmembers.
In addition to a lot of political material, the episode made use of Halsey’s musical talents. She appeared in a music video for Valentine’s Day and a sketch about girls pledging a sorority in which she sang “What’s Up?” by 4 Non Blondes and performed ridiculous pledge activities like pouring hot coffee in a guy’s lap.
Halsey also appeared in a sketch in which a father, played by Kenan Thompson, told his family that he has been filming himself sitting on cakes for extra money.
As musical guest, Halsey sang her songs “Without Me” and “Eastside.”