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Watch Jacob Elordi Step Into the First SNL Episode of 2024 in New Promo

Saltburn actor and January 20 SNL Host Jacob Elordi has a case of stage fright—well, stairs fright—in a new promo costarring Marcello Hernandez and Punkie Johnson.

By Jackie Manno

Saltburn actor Jacob Elordi is hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time on January 20, 2024, and it's safe to say he's hyping himself up for the challenging role. 

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In a new promo, Elordi gave fans a glimpse of the nerves he's facing when it comes to doing his opening monologue—especially when it comes to walking down the proverbial steps that so many A-listers have done before him.

"Hey man, you good?" concerned cast member Punkie Johnson asked Elordi as he stared down at the steps. 

"They all make it look sooooo easy..." Elordi said with a sigh. 

"He's looking at the stairs?" Marcello Hernandez asked Johnson. 

Elordi then retreated in fear, as Johnson and Hernandez tried to encourage him. 

"You got this bro, c'mon," Hernandez said. 

"Let's go. Its just a step!" Johnson cheered. 

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A Promo image of Jacob Elordi for Saturday Night Live Episode 1853

Elordi then tried sliding down the stairs sideways before Hernandez gave him a stair-walking tutorial, one foot in front of the other. 

"I'm Jacob and I'm gonna go down these steps!" the long-limbed Elordi said, as he began to crawl on his hands and knees. 

"Yes, Jacob!" Hernadez exclaimed. 

"C'mon, you're almost there!" Johnson said. 

Just when it looked like Elordi was finally going to complete the daunting task, he tripped and fell directly on his face. Johnson and Hernandez audibly winced and then scurried away.

"Nobody's supposed to know we're here. Should we help him?" Johnson asked. 

"Just go. Just go," Hernandez whispered. 

But don't worry, Elordi was completely fine. He was simply giving audiences a preview of his slapstick chops and full commitment to silliness. 

Jacob Elordi attends an even for TAG Heuer in Monaco

What to know about Jacob Elordi 

Elordi first rose to fame with the role of Nate Jacobs on the HBO drama series Euphoria, and also starred in The Kissing Booth movie trilogy.

In 2023, Elordi portrayed Elvis Presley in the Sofia Coppola film Priscilla. That same year, he  as Felix in the scandalous movie Saltburn.

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Lest people wonder if the actor known for dramatic roles can also be funny, his Saltburn co-star Carey Mulligan recently insisted he is "very funny."

"Very funny—and very silly," Mulligan told Entertainment Tonight on the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards red carpet. "And such a sweetheart. I mean literally, the sweetest person."

Her prediction for Elordi's January 20 SNL? "He's gonna crush it," Mulligan proclaimed.