Sydney Sweeney Jokes About ‘Madame Web’ Flopping in ‘SNL’ Monologue

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Sydney Sweeney Jokes About ‘Madame Web’ Flopping in ‘SNL’ Monologue

Sydney Sweeney‘s “Saturday Night Live” hosting debut was ostensibly about promoting her role in the upcoming Neon horror film “Immaculate,” which is set to premiere at SXSW. But while the “Anyone But You” star was eager to focus on the future, she couldn’t resist making a joke about her most recent failure.

Sweeney recently starred alongside Dakota Johnson in the Spider-Man spin-off “Madame Web,” which hit theaters on Valentines Day and became one of the biggest box office flops in recent memory. As she introduced herself to the crowd in Studio 8H, she made it clear that she’s able to have a laugh at the film’s expense.

“You might have seen me in ‘Anyone But You’ or ‘Euphoria,’” Sweeney said. “You definitely did not see me in ‘Madame Web.’ But I do have a new film coming out called ‘Immaculate.’ I play a nun, so it’s perfect casting.”

Sweeney is far from the only person making fun of “Madame Web.” Dakota Johnson charmed fans with her brutal honesty about the film’s shoot and her apathy about the finished product on her press tour, and critics’ reviews were overwhelmingly negative.

“Word on the street is that S.J. Clarkson’s openly abysmal ‘Madame Web’ took place in the 1990s until the whole film was time-shifted forward to the start of the 21st century during reshoots (part of a last-ditch effort to better align Sony’s latest Spider-Man spin-off with MCU canon, it’s said),” IndieWire’s David Ehrlich wrote in his review of the film. “And while that rumor might sound like a satire of the creative bankruptcy that led superhero movies to go from ‘No Way Home’ to ‘No One Cares’ in less than two years, actually watching Clarkson’s lifeless cobweb of an origin story left me with a lot more questions than answers.”

Watch Sweeney’s full “Saturday Night Live” monologue below.


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