Andrew Garfield was admittedly nervous for his first time hosting on the “Saturday Night Live” stage, so he sought the advice of his “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ co-star (and real-life love interest), Emma Stone. As Garfield began his monologue, Stone popped up to help him along. She clued him in to the “SNL” band, who laugh at everything, and suggested he be a little self-deprecating, to which Garfield replied with a goofy smile, “I am a terrible father!”
Garfield channeled a different kind of super star in the Celebrity Family Feud sketch, doing his best heavy-breathing as Justin Timberlake. American musicians faced off against international ones, with appearances by Bruno Mars (Nasim Pedrad in a fedora), Skrillex (Kyle Mooney), Shakira (Kate McKinnon in a white pantsuit), Drake (Jay Pharoah) and Aidy Bryant as Adele.
Although we know Garfield has many musical talents, as demonstrated with his guitar playing on “The Tonight Show” earlier in the week, in the next sketch we learn that he is not a fan of Beyonce. Turns out “Drunk In Love” just “doesn’t do it” for the actor. He is forced to go on the run for speaking ill of the Queen Bee, dodging aggressive pursuits by The Beygency to track him down and make him do the “Single Ladies” dance.
Garfield finally puts the Spider-Man suit to good use when he and Stone step into their roles from the movie, standing in front of a green screen to shoot their kissing scene. They have difficulty nailing the makeout (although we assume they have plenty of off-screen practice), so Coldplay’s Chris Martin offered a hand. While Stone is excited to test out her new partner, Martin actually steps in for her, donning a blonde ponytail wig and puckering up to kiss Garfield.
Martin later appeared with his band as the musical guest, singing “Magic” and “A Sky Full of Stars” onstage amid trees and hanging stars in Studio 8H. Here’s hoping Garfield and Stone let the music set the mood for a little more “normal people” kissing.