Jessica Chastain Leads SNL in Musical Tribute to Womens Marches, #MeToo

Jessica Chastain was tonight’s celebrity host for Saturday Night Live, and she used her opening monologue to perform a musical number in salute to women’s empowerment.

“I’m really excited to be here, especially today because this weekend is the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March,” Chastain said. “Everyone knows women never forget an anniversary, so today, hundreds of thousands of people were out there for the cause. And they are so, so brave because it is the worst flu season ever. God bless them.”

When Chastain said she wishes she could’ve joined all the marchers who came out today, Cecily Strong and Kate McKinnon joined her on stage – wearing #MeToo and #TimesUp shirts – and held their own march to commemorate the protests.

From there, they proceeded into a rendition of Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.”

The ladies were joined by other members of the show’s female cast, including Leslie Jones and Aidy Bryant, the latter of whom just finished playing Sarah Huckabee Sanders on tonight’s cold open sketch.

Watch above, via NBC.

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