Carey Mulligan was sailing along in her “Saturday Night Live” monologue debut when up popped husband Marcus Mumford — who apparently was supposed to be home taking care of their two kids.
What the Mumford and Sons frontman really wanted to do was perform, on stage, where Mulligan — best actress Oscar nominee in best film contender “Promising Young Woman” — was talking. The three-time “SNL” musical guest even had his guitar with him.
“Come on,” Mulligan told him, “you’re being that guy who takes his acoustic guitar out at parties.”
“People love that guy,” he insisted. Mumford got to play for a few seconds.
When she did get to talk, Mulligan complained that people often mistake her for Michelle Williams. She now just thanks them, she said. (Check out Mulligan’s monologue, featuring her husband, in the video up top.)
Mulligan’s killer sketch turn on “SNL” was a spoof on the mostly watching-paint-dry “Lesbian Period Drama” with Heidi Gardner and Kate McKinnon. It was based on “Ammonite” and “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” and there were rocks, fingers touching and “glance choreography.” Finally, there was “a sex scene” so purportedly “graphic that you think, ‘Oh right, a man directed this.’”
Mumford and Sons recently landed in a bit of political drama when banjo player Winston Marshall tweeted a fan note to American right-wing writer Andy Ngo. Marshall praised Ngo’s new book, “Unmasked,” which attacks antifa.
Marshall is taking a break from the band after apologizing for the “pain” he caused.
“I realize how my endorsements have the potential to be viewed as approvals of hateful, divisive behavior. I apologize as this was not my intention,” he said in a statement.
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