Ana de Armas jokes that she learned English from watching Friends during SNL hosting debut

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Ana de Armas looked incredible as she made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, along with another Spanish sensation, musical guest Karol G. 

The Cuban-born actress, 34, began her opening monologue in Spanish, before quipping, ‘Just kidding. I speak English. But I didn’t when I first got to the U.S.’ and joking she had learned the language by watching Friends on TV. 

Ben Affleck’s ex-girlfriend later fondly looked back at the time she worked with Robert de Niro, 79, and how he surprised her father by visiting him in Cuba.

The Blonde star stunned in a chic black leather dress that showed off her toned arms, and wore her brunette tresses cascading down in light curls. 

It was also the first SNL appearance for Karol G, 32, who thrilled the audience with her hits Mientras Me Curo del Cora and Tus Gafitas, and also appeared in one of the skits alongside Ana.

Stunner: Ana de Armas looked incredible as she made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, where she joked about how she learned English by watching Friends

Stunner: Ana de Armas looked incredible as she made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut, where she joked about how she learned English by watching Friends

Funny: The Cuban-born actress, 34, began her opening monologue in Spanish, before quipping, 'Just kidding. I speak English. But I didn't when I first got to the U.S'

Funny: The Cuban-born actress, 34, began her opening monologue in Spanish, before quipping, ‘Just kidding. I speak English. But I didn’t when I first got to the U.S’

Icon: Ben Affleck's ex-girlfriend later fondly looked back at the time she worked with Robert de Niro, 79, and how he surprised her father by visiting him in Cuba; The duo pictured in 2016

Icon: Ben Affleck’s ex-girlfriend later fondly looked back at the time she worked with Robert de Niro, 79, and how he surprised her father by visiting him in Cuba; The duo pictured in 2016

Ana started out her monologue by opening up about her Cuban roots. 

‘I was born in Cuba, came to America when I was 26, and I learned English the way everyone who comes to this country does, by watching “Friends.”‘

‘Who would have thought the best English tutor would have been Chandler Bing. Look at me now, could I be any better at English?’ she said, mimicking Chandler’s sarcastic tone.

The Deep Water star revealed that it’s been a great year for her, and shared that she will become an official citizen of the United States in three weeks.

‘This has been a magical year. Not only I was nominated for an Oscar, but in three weeks, I’m going to officially become an American citizen. I am proud to become a citizen because when I moved here, everyone was so welcoming.’

She then recalled working with Robert de Niro on Hands of Stone in 2016, and how he surprised her father one day while visiting Cuba.

‘When I did my first movie in the U.S. I got to work with Robert de Niro, and one day on set, he told me, “I may be going to Cuba soon, and if I do, I’ll say hello to your family.”‘

‘He asked me for their phone number. I completely forgot about it, and one day I get a phone call from my dad, he’s hysterical, and I go, “Dad, what’s wrong?” and he goes, “Robert de Niro just came to visit me at work!”‘ 

How she learned English: She started out her monologue by joking that she had actually learned English by watching Friends on TV

How she learned English: She started out her monologue by joking that she had actually learned English by watching Friends on TV

Sarcasm: 'Who would have thought the best English tutor would have been Chandler Bing. Look at me now, could I be any better at English?' she said mimicking Chandler’s sarcastic tone

Sarcasm: ‘Who would have thought the best English tutor would have been Chandler Bing. Look at me now, could I be any better at English?’ she said mimicking Chandler’s sarcastic tone

Sweet: She then discussed de Niro - with whom she worked on Hands of Stone in 2016 - and revealed the actor asked for her parents' phone number and said he was going to Cuba soon

Sweet: She then discussed de Niro – with whom she worked on Hands of Stone in 2016 – and revealed the actor asked for her parents’ phone number and said he was going to Cuba soon

What a visit! 'One day I get a phone call from my dad, he's hysterical, and I go, "Dad, what's wrong?" and he goes, "Robert de Niro just came to visit me at work!"'

What a visit! ‘One day I get a phone call from my dad, he’s hysterical, and I go, “Dad, what’s wrong?” and he goes, “Robert de Niro just came to visit me at work!”‘

Tres chic: The Blonde star stunned in a chic black leather dress that showed off her toned arms, and wore her brunette tresses cascading down in light curls

Tres chic: The Blonde star stunned in a chic black leather dress that showed off her toned arms, and wore her brunette tresses cascading down in light curls

Citizen! The Deep Water star also revealed that it's been a great year for her, and shared that she will become an official citizen of the United States in three weeks

Citizen! The Deep Water star also revealed that it’s been a great year for her, and shared that she will become an official citizen of the United States in three weeks

‘That was such a kind gesture, and I have been so fortunate to work with so many wonderful actors. My dad was so proud of me, and he would be proud to see me today standing on this stage,’ she added, before starting the show.

In the first skin Ana played a gorgeous game show participant named Carmen, who was on the show with her husband, Matt.

However the duo distracted the host – played by Kenan Thompson – and other participants, who thought Carmen was way out of her husband’s league in terms of looks.  

‘I’m sorry. I have a bad ear for accents. Sounds like you said that Matt’s your husband,’ the host asked, confused. 

‘I did. We’re married.’

The host then proceeded to find out that Matt was not wealthy and actually worked in the food industry.

‘I’m a taste tester at purina dog chow,’ Matt shared, further confusing everyone, who thought Carmen was with him for the money. 

‘He tries new dog foods to tell them if it’s too, like, spicy. You know, because the dogs can talk,’ Carmen responded.

Enlisting some help: Ana was joined by musical guest Karol G for one of the skits

Enlisting some help: Ana was joined by musical guest Karol G for one of the skits 

Fluent: She played a Spanish-speaking student in a Spanish class, where she confused the teacher, Mikey Day, whose Spanish was not that advanced

Fluent: She played a Spanish-speaking student in a Spanish class, where she confused the teacher, Mikey Day, whose Spanish was not that advanced

Adios! Correction: Ana and her brother went on to correct the teacher multiple times, until he left to use the restroom

Adios! Correction: Ana and her brother went on to correct the teacher multiple times, until he left to use the restroom

Native speakers! The actress was then joined by Karol, who rocked bright pink hair, as both of them decided to take over and teach the students themselves

Native speakers! The actress was then joined by Karol, who rocked bright pink hair, as both of them decided to take over and teach the students themselves

Funny: In the first skin Ana played a gorgeous game show participant named Carmen, who was on the show with her husband, Matt

Funny: In the first skin Ana played a gorgeous game show participant named Carmen, who was on the show with her husband, Matt

Out of his league: However the duo distracted the host - played by Kenan Thompson - and other participants, who thought Carmen was way out of her husband's league in terms of looks

Out of his league: However the duo distracted the host – played by Kenan Thompson – and other participants, who thought Carmen was way out of her husband’s league in terms of looks

Yikes: At one point Matt scratched his midriff, exposing his chest, which featured multiple nipples, as the shocked host continued to wonder why Carmen would ever be attracted to him

Yikes: At one point Matt scratched his midriff, exposing his chest, which featured multiple nipples, as the shocked host continued to wonder why Carmen would ever be attracted to him

Doll: Ana kept the audience laughing while playing an American Girl Doll in a live action movie

Doll: Ana kept the audience laughing while playing an American Girl Doll in a live action movie

Tragic: As all the dolls in the movie introduced themselves, they gave a tragically sad background stories

Tragic: As all the dolls in the movie introduced themselves, they gave a tragically sad background stories

Sad fate for the dolls: As the film went on, two dolls ended up dying from tuberculosis

Sad fate for the dolls: As the film went on, two dolls ended up dying from tuberculosis

Matt then nervously scratched his midriff, exposing his chest, which featured multiple nipples, as the shocked host continued to wonder why Carmen would ever be attracted to him.

Ana kept the audience laughing while playing an American Girl Doll in a live action movie.

As all the dolls in the movie introduced themselves, they gave a tragically sad background stories. 

‘I’m from Victorian times. I watched my parents die in a boat,’ one said.

‘That’s okay. My daddy’s a prisoner of war, and tragically, I have glasses,’ another one added.

‘That’s okay. My mama is dead, we buried her in the church graveyard,’ Ana added.

‘That’s okay. I don’t know my birthday because I’m a run away slave,’ yet another one replied.

The narrator then compared the film to the new Barbie movie: ‘Do they have pink corvettes? Nope, boyfriends, no way. Did all their family members die of vague old-timey diseases? Absolutely.’

Rap queen: Another skit saw the actress and her friend as they attempted to create a producer tag for a rap star called Young Spicy

Rap queen: Another skit saw the actress and her friend as they attempted to create a producer tag for a rap star called Young Spicy

Not getting it: But although Young Spicy wanted something 'sexy and cool' the girls kept saying unsexy things

Not getting it: But although Young Spicy wanted something ‘sexy and cool’ the girls kept saying unsexy things

Giving up: 'Ooh, young spicy, you stupid. Ooh, spicy can't read,' they sang, before the rapper completely gave up

Giving up: ‘Ooh, young spicy, you stupid. Ooh, spicy can’t read,’ they sang, before the rapper completely gave up

SNL after party: The next skit saw the SNL writers discuss one of their afterparties, and wonder if some of them had too much to drink

SNL after party: The next skit saw the SNL writers discuss one of their afterparties, and wonder if some of them had too much to drink

Flashbacks: When Ana walked into the room, one of them had a flashback of their conversation, where she turned him down

Flashbacks: When Ana walked into the room, one of them had a flashback of their conversation, where she turned him down 

Awkward: 'So like are your thoughts usually in Spanish or English?' he asked her in the flashback. 'Can you stop like yelling in my mouth?' she replied

Awkward: ‘So like are your thoughts usually in Spanish or English?’ he asked her in the flashback. ‘Can you stop like yelling in my mouth?’ she replied 

 As the film went on, two dolls ended up dying from tuberculosis.

Another skit saw the actress and her friend as they attempted to create a producer tag for a rap star called Young Spicy. 

But although Young Spicy wanted something ‘sexy and cool’ the girls kept saying unsexy things.

‘Ooh, young spicy, you stupid,’ one sang. 

‘Ooh, spicy can’t read,’ another one added.

The frustrated rapper begged them to stop: ‘Stop. Okay, ladies, I am begging you. Can y’all say something like, oh, the ladies love spicy?’ 

However the girls continued to say mildly uncomfortable things, until Spicy finally gave up and called it a day.

Continuing on with the laughs Ana played a Spanish-speaking student in a Spanish class, where she confused the teacher, Mikey Day, whose Spanish was not that advanced. 

Guest: Ana then played a woman named Kelly, who was a guest at a wedding with some friends

Guest: Ana then played a woman named Kelly, who was a guest at a wedding with some friends

Rowdy sister: She was seated next to her friend's sister, Lisa, who thought that Kelly was a lesbian hitting on her, and began to rambunctiously mix a salad while spilling everything

Rowdy sister: She was seated next to her friend’s sister, Lisa, who thought that Kelly was a lesbian hitting on her, and began to rambunctiously mix a salad while spilling everything 

Bride's not happy: The bride then came over complaining: 'What happened? A piece of salmon hit my mother!'

Bride’s not happy: The bride then came over complaining: ‘What happened? A piece of salmon hit my mother!’

Not a good sign: 'Why you over here talking to me? Dance, b****. Y'all see this, right? There is champagne all in the food, vegetables everywhere. That marriage is doomed,' Lisa quipped

Not a good sign: ‘Why you over here talking to me? Dance, b****. Y’all see this, right? There is champagne all in the food, vegetables everywhere. That marriage is doomed,’ Lisa quipped

Ana and her brother went on to correct the teacher multiple times, until he left to use the restroom.

The actress was then joined by Karol G who rocked bright pink hair, as both of them decided to take over and teach the students themselves. 

The next skit saw the SNL writers discuss one of their afterparties, and wonder if some of them had too much to drink.

When Ana walked into the room, one of them had a flashback of their conversation, where she turned him down. 

‘So like are your thoughts usually in Spanish or English?’ he asked her in the flashback.

‘Can you stop like yelling in my mouth?’ she replied. 

‘You’re hilarious,’ he said.

‘Seriously, you smell like you have a dead tooth,’ she quipped back. 

Dog acting school: Ana then played a teacher on an acting school for dogs.'Our instructors are ready to handle every aspect of your dog's career from social media to head shots'

Dog acting school: Ana then played a teacher on an acting school for dogs.’Our instructors are ready to handle every aspect of your dog’s career from social media to head shots’

Four-legged scandals: 'And we can even cover up embarrassing scandals. Like if your dog is stinky and gets caught hooking up with a cat,' Ana and another teacher joked

Four-legged scandals: ‘And we can even cover up embarrassing scandals. Like if your dog is stinky and gets caught hooking up with a cat,’ Ana and another teacher joked

Yikes! In her last skit Ana played the girlfriend of a man who held the Guinness World Record for the 'world's longer fingernails'

Yikes! In her last skit Ana played the girlfriend of a man who held the Guinness World Record for the ‘world’s longer fingernails’

No fun: ''What about me, Gregg? Where is my certificate? I deserve the Guinness World Record for wiping your butt for 12 years!' she complained while they visited a nail salon

No fun: ”What about me, Gregg? Where is my certificate? I deserve the Guinness World Record for wiping your butt for 12 years!’ she complained while they visited a nail salon

Ana then played a woman named Kelly, who was a guest at a wedding with some friends.

She was seated next to her friend’s sister, Lisa, who thought that Kelly was a lesbian who was hitting on her, and began to rambunctiously mix a salad while spilling everything around her.  

The bride then came over complaining: ‘What happened? A piece of salmon hit my mother!’

‘Why you over here talking to me? Dance, b****. Y’all see this, right? There is champagne all in the food, vegetables everywhere. That marriage is doomed,’ Lisa quipped.

Ana then played a teacher on an acting school for dogs. 

‘Our instructors are ready to handle every aspect of your dog’s career from social media to head shots.’

‘And we can even cover up embarrassing scandals. Yeah. Like if your dog is stinky and gets caught hooking up with a cat,’ Ana and another teacher joked.

In her last skit Ana played the girlfriend of a man who held the Guinness World Record for the ‘world’s longer fingernails.’

Wow! Karol G, 32, later took the stage to perform on the SNL stage for the first time, and flashed the flesh in a beige dress with a front cut-out that showed off her toned midriff

Wow! Karol G, 32, later took the stage to perform on the SNL stage for the first time, and flashed the flesh in a beige dress with a front cut-out that showed off her toned midriff

Thrilling: The MAMIII hitmaker performed Mientras Me Curo del Cora for the thrilled audience

Thrilling: The MAMIII hitmaker performed Mientras Me Curo del Cora for the thrilled audience

Think pink: She rocked vivid pink hair

Think pink: She rocked vivid pink hair

‘What about me, Gregg? Where is my certificate? I deserve the Guinness World Record for wiping your butt for 12 years!’ she complained while they visited a nail salon. 

‘You act like I’ve never tried to wipe myself. I did once and almost died,’ he replied.

‘You promised me! You promised me you were going to cut your nails, learn Wonderwall on the guitar, and do hand stuff to me for the first time.’

Despite having a fight and Gregg leaving, he later returned after having finally cut his nails.

Karol G later took the stage to perform, and flashed the flesh in a beige dress with a front cut-out that showed off her toned midriff.

The MAMIII hitmaker performed Mientras Me Curo del Cora for the thrilled audience. 

She later returned after a quick outfit change to perform Tus Gafitas.

Karol showed off her incredible physique once more, donning a black leather spiked top and matching skirt.  

Mami! Outfit change: She later returned after a quick outfit change to perform Tus Gafitas

Mami! Outfit change: She later returned after a quick outfit change to perform Tus Gafitas

Racy: Karol showed off her incredible physique once more, donning a black leather spiked top and matching skirt

Racy: Karol showed off her incredible physique once more, donning a black leather spiked top and matching skirt

Giving it her all! She immersed herself into the performance while flexing her vocals

Giving it her all! She immersed herself into the performance while flexing her vocals 

Moody: The moody set behind her featured a foggy ground and a vintage car

Moody: The moody set behind her featured a foggy ground and a vintage car 



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