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Billie Eilish cried a week before SNL hosting debut

“its SNL. These amazingly talented actors are around a table where, somehow, I am the main course.”

Tuners for the latest episode of the sketch comedy series saw Billy sing, act and welcome some surprise guests – Miley Cyrus, as well as his brother Phineas – leading the evening segment.

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billy’s SNL The hosting debut was fun to watch, and generally well reviewed critics who praised her for playing multiple roles at once, especially since she doesn’t usually act professionally.

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Despite her success at the show’s schedule, Billy said she deals with severe anxiety until Saturday’s taping and remembers crying “every single day of the week” before that.

“Preparing for SNL was going crazy, man. It was really foreign,” she told Howard Stern. “I used to cry every single day of the week. Not a joke at all.”

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“I was just scared,” Billy continued, noting that he “thrown on a plane” during a trip to New York. “It is so, it is SNL. These amazingly talented actors are around a table where, somehow, I am the main course.”

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When the nerves finally ran out SNL started. “As soon as I looked at the crowd and felt their joy, it was like I wasn’t nervous. It was a relief,” recalled Billy. “I was like, ‘Oh, this is really incredible, and I don’t have to worry. It’s just for fun.'”

You can watch Billy’s full interview with Howard Stern Here Or in the clip above.

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