Emma Stone and the women of NBC’s Saturday Night Live just can’t wait for K-pop boy band BTS’ upcoming performance on the show. In a new promo, released Wednesday, the actress — who will host the long-running sketch comedy series for a fourth time on Saturday — and several female castmembers camp out sleepover-style as they await BTS’ arrival at Studio 8H.
“I can’t believe BTS is going to be dancing on this stage!,” says Melissa Villasenor, to which Stone excitedly replies, “I am camping out on this stage until BTS gets here!”
After Heidi Gardner states that she “can’t pick a favorite” among the group’s RM, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, Jungkook and Jin, Kate McKinnon somberly responds: “If you picked a favorite, then inevitably the others would find out, and then they would feel hurt.”
But Ego Nwodim assures the ladies that “they can all be your favorite.” Stone agrees, telling everyone, “That’s really comforting.”
That’s when Stone and her gal pals are interrupted by SNL‘s Beck Bennett, who nonchalantly asks, “Girls, what are we doing?” Stone then angrily — albeit almost with a laugh — retorts, “Ew, Beck! What are you doing here? Get out. No boys allowed!”
Gardner huffs, “We’re waiting for BTS. Bye!” Bennett really feels their wrath after he asks, “What’s a BTS?”
“How dare you!” Stone shouts. “Go to hell, Beck!” exclaims Nwodim. “Shut your mouth!” screams McKinnon.
Bennett then reminds Stone that she may not have time to camp out and wait for BTS as she has “got a really busy week here hosting the show.” But the actress doesn’t care. “Whatever, Beck! You friggin’ host,” she says.
Though Stone admits she hadn’t asked SNL creator Lorne Michaels if they could swap yet, Bennett is all for the idea. “Oh, I’m sure we don’t need to. He’d be happy for me. Me? Hosting the show? Yeah, he’d be like, ‘Beck, that’s awesome.’ I mean, I could even fill in for BTS if they needed me,” Bennett says as he walks away from the women. “Oh, I gotta put this on the ‘Gram! Yes, social media promotion. I’m on fire! This is my year!”
BTS’ performance on SNL will come the day after their latest album, Persona: Map of the Soul, is released. According to the band’s label, Big Hit Entertainment, the LP has already sold 2.6 million presale copies. The group previously topped the Billboard 200 chart twice with the albums Love Yourself: Answer and Love Yourself: Tear.
Following the SNL gig, BTS will resume their international stadium tour on May 4 at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles.
Watch Stone’s BTS-themed SNL promo below.