Watch Carey Mulligan's Husband Marcus Mumford Gatecrash Her 'SNL' Monologue

Ata Owaji Victor
·2-min read
Photo credit: Saturday Night Live  - YouTube
Photo credit: Saturday Night Live - YouTube

Carey Mulligan made her Saturday Night Live hosting debut over the weekend with the help of an unexpected guest - her husband, Marcus Mumford.

The Promising Young Woman actor hosted the NBC sketch comedy series for the first time on Saturday, April 10. During her opening monologue, Mulligan spoke about the UK lockdown with her husband and their two children – Evelyn, five, and Wilfred, three – before being surprised by the Mumford and Sons frontman, who popped up in the audience.

In her hilarious confusion, Mulligan asked her partner: 'What a surprise, lovely to see you — where are the kids?'

'I left them with the Sons! I couldn’t miss this! You’re going to smash it! SNL!' the singer responded, before enquiring whether or not the show had booked a musical guest for the night. 'If they end up needing anyone, I’m very happy to do it,' said the father-of-two.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

The hilarious exchange continued between the couple, as Mumford pulled out a guitar despite Mulligan's confirmation that the show had more than enough musical guests already lined up.

'I think we’ve got it covered…thank you, darling,' Mulligan whose protest was then met with her husband strumming the guitar after convincing himself that she used their 'secret couple signal for "please play the guitar?"'

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

Mulligan continued, describing her other half as 'that guy who brings out the acoustic guitar at parties', before noting: 'Do you remember the bit at the end of the monologue where we say we the show is going to be great — do you want to play the guitar for that bit?'

Mumford, who married his wife in 2012, then joined the actor on stage, and proceeded to play the guitar while the show opened.

What a family affair!

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