While we all know Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings films are just movies, it seems Martin Freeman has brought a bit of Middle-earth’s magic to Studio 8H.
Freeman and Saturday Night Live’s Kate McKinnon decide to try on the one ring to rule them all, but unfortunately Jay Pharoah is more interested in stories from The Hobbit’s set than whatever powers the ring may have. Thankfully he can get away from all of Pharoah’s questions with a spot of tea… and some partying.
Freeman is hosting SNL for the first time, with musical guest Charli XCX, in the lead-up to Peter Jackson’s last (for now) Middle-earth film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Saturday Night Live airs at 11:30 EST on NBC.