Watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge Try and Call an Elevator Using Her 3 Emmys in the New ‘SNL’ Promo

Fleabag star and creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge may have cleaned up at the 2019 Emmys (she won three statuettes to be exact), but she’s still her same old down-to-earth self…or is she?

In the brand-new Saturday Night Live promo feature, Waller-Bridge seems to have changed just a smidge since winning. For one, she just won’t put those golden statues down.

Saturday Night Live’s Twitter handle shared the news with the promo and the caption, “We’re so excited to have Phoebe Waller-Bridge here this week with her three co-hosts…her Emmys!”

In the promo, Waller-Bridge cradles her awards like her firstborn as she goes over sketch ideas, tells the cast what sort of hidden talents she has, demands water and tries to open the elevator—all without putting her Emmys down. As it turns out, they may be notoriously difficult to get and a huge lifetime accomplishment, but Emmy statuettes make everyday life somewhat difficult if you refuse to leave them at home. Who would have thought?

The Killing Eve creator (and her Emmys, obviously) will host SNL tomorrow, October 5, and Taylor Swift will serve as the musical guest. Not a bad duo if we do say so ourselves…or should we say fivesome?

If you’re unfamiliar, Waller-Bridge snagged her aforementioned awards for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Writing in a Comedy Series and for Outstanding Comedy Series—no easy feat.

We’ll have to wait and see if she finally gives her arms a rest when SNL airs tomorrow night on NBC at 11:30 p.m. PT/ET.


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