Gal Gadot speaks Hebrew while hosting ‘SNL’


(JTA) — Gal Gadot, during her first time as host of “Saturday Night Live,” spoke Hebrew, kissed SNL cast member Kate McKinnon and went on a date with O.J. Simpson.

Gadot opened her stint on the show with a monologue in which she switched to Hebrew to address her friends and family back in Israel, who were watching the show aired live in the Jewish state for the first time.

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“Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that this might be a big mistake,” she said in Hebrew. “The writers here clearly know nothing about Israel. In every sketch they had me eating hummus. I mean, I love hummus, but there’s a limit. They are very nice, but not very intelligent. I think they think that I am the real Wonder Woman. So in short, wish me luck.” The message was subtitled in English.

In one sketch, Gadot portrays a Bosnian woman on a blind date with newly released from prison OJ Simpson – she didn’t see much news from the United States during the war in her country so she does not know about his past. In another, she portrays Kendall Jenner in a sendup of her new reality show, as she gets lost in her own home.

Gadot also returns as Wonder Woman at home on the island of Themyscira, when it is visited by lesbians who are disappointed to learn that none of the beautiful women who live on the island are lesbians. Gadot offers to “kiss one of you and see if I feel something,” leading to a sexy kiss with McKinnon that has gone viral on social media.

Country singer Jason Aldean opened the show performing Tom Petty’s “I won’t back down” as a tribute to rock star Tom Petty, who died this week at the age of 66, and to the 59 dead and more than 500 injured during an attack on a country music festival in Las Vegas which took place while Aldean was performing.

On Thursday, prior to her SNL appearance, Gadot appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon, where she tasted a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup for the first time, on camera.


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