Having Chloe Fineman from “Saturday Night Live” on a talk show is like having a whole bunch of guests together in one – because she truly is a knockoff queen!
Jimmy Fallon, a former actor of “SNL” himself, knows it well… and so for his visit to “The Tonight Show” Thursday he launched a challenge: a whole “Interview of Impressions”!
The way it turned out is that they would start having a normal conversation, but when a “ding” rang she had to slip into the affect and demeanor of a particular celebrity. And she did it with so much fluidity and ease that it was as if this woman had just walked into the room!
She spoke of baking a pie in the breathy, secular voice of Jennifer Coolidge; she spoke about the weather as Natalie Portman, then went into mind blowing mode as Meryl Streep, chatting with her about the spices she uses in the kitchen; chuckled a lot like Jennifer Lawrence; jerked her jaw forward and spoke with her lips pulled back in true Keira Knightley fashion, then became wide-eyed and alert as former Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes under siege.
It was truly an impressive sight to see!
And it wasn’t the first time that Fineman, 33, had been called upon to do multiple things at once: in February 2020, she faced the Oscar nominees on “SNL”; last December, she visited “Tonight” to read “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in a variety of celebrity voices; and she did Julianne Moore in front of Julianne Moore on “Ellen” in September.
“How do you do all of this? Fallon, no slouch in the face of the impersonations himself, marveled, but Fineman only smiled, revealing nothing.
Then we would love to see her pretend to be Jimmy Fallon!
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