Carey Mulligan’s husband Marcus Mumford crashed her hosting slot on US sketch show Saturday Night Live.
The Oscar-nominated actress, who has up for a gong at this year’s ceremony for her lead role in Promising Young Woman, made her debut on the long-running comedy series last night.
In her opening monologue, Carey joked she was the ‘first English person to ever host this show,’ a nod to the heavy British presence in recent episodes.
Next came a gag about her alleged likeness to US actress Michelle Williams, before she discussed family life in lockdown.
‘I spent the last year quarantining in the English countryside with my husband and my two small children,’ she said. ‘Which is the beginning of most horror movies.
‘So it’s very exciting to be somewhere where shops are open.’
Marcus Mumford crashed his wife Carey Mulligan’s SNL opening monologue (Picture: Rex)
Carey was soon joined by her Mumford & Sons frontman husband, who has been a musical guest on the show three times.
She feigned surprise at his arrival and the 34-year-old joked he left their children in the care of ‘the Sons’.
Marcus, Carey’s husband of nine years, then pulled out an acoustic guitar and volunteered to be this week’s musical guest, a slot already occupied by rapper Kid Cudi.
‘If they end up needing anyone, I’m very happy to do it,’ he offered.
Carey’s first sketch featured her playing a comically inept contestant on the fictional game show What’s Wrong With This Picture.
Marcus, who is the lead singer of Mumford & Sons, offered to perform on the show (Picture: NBC)
Another was a send-up of US medical commercials, with Carey playing a mother suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
Carey almost broke character for a sketch opposite SNL star Kate McKinnon.
The pair played students about to share a kiss in a bedroom, with Carey struggling not to break into laughter while Kate’s character was taking romantic advice over the phone.
In Lesbian Period Film, a parody of recent movies Ammonite and Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Carey starred opposite SNL star Heidi Gardner as lovers in the 19th century.
Kid Cudi performed the songs Tequila Shots and Sad People.
SNL’s traditional cold open sketch featured a local news station in Minnesota discussing the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murdering unarmed black man George Floyd.
SNL stars Ego Nwodim and Keenan Thompson, who are black, played presenters sharing their doubts Mr Floyd’s family would receive justice.
There was also a reference to the Duke of Edinburgh.
Saturday Night Live airs on NBC in the US.