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Dakota Johnson to Host ‘SNL’ With Justin Timberlake as Musical Guest

Dakota Johnson is set to host “SNL” for the second time on Jan. 27 where she’ll be accompanied by Justin Timberlake as the musical guest.

Johnson stars as the titular character in “Madame Web,” in theaters Feb. 14. She plays Cassandra Webb, a Manhattan paramedic whose psychic abilities allow her to see into the future and the interconnected spider world. She stars alongside “Euphoria” star Sydney Sweeney. Johnson is also known for her 2015 starring role of “Anastasia Steele” in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the film adaptation of the best-selling erotic novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

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A member of the show’s famous “Five-Timers Club,” Timberlake is no stranger to the “SNL” stage as this serves as his fifth time taking the “Saturday Night Live” stage as a solo musical act. Fresh off of his role on 2023’s “Trolls Band Together” film, the Emmy and Grammy Award winner is currently preparing for the release of his sixth studio album, which Timbaland (who collaborated with Timberlake on his five previous solo studio albums) previously told Variety sounds like “fun Justin.”

“it’s like “FutureSex /LoveSounds” but nothing too heavy, just giving you what you’d expect from us: not overthought, the lyrics are not so deep, it’s bob-your-head, dance-to-it music. Music is a young sport, and you have to keep it fun — fun and young. We’ve both seen a lot of life, but you can’t overthink it because of that, you have to bring out the 13-year-old, 18-year-old again, you know? If not, you can get into the old-fogey stage real quick. (Laughter) That’s just the world we live in,” he said.

The duo is set to follow Jacob Elordi and Renee Rapp, who are set for the Jan. 20 episode. Emma Stone, Jason Momoa, Pete Davidson, Bad Bunny, Nate Bargatze and Timothee Chalamet have also hosted episodes this season with Ice Spice, the Foo Fighters and Boygenius making appearances as musical guests. Bad Bunny notably served as host and performer also.

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