Why Pete Davidson Missed the Saturday Night Live Premiere

The actor had a prior commitment involving a high-profile project.

By Corinne Heller Sep 29, 2019 7:06 PMTags
Pete Davidson, The Suicide Squad CastInstagram / James Gunn

Now that Pete Davidson is a movie star, is he too famous for SNL?

The 25-year-old actor and comedian, who has been a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy series since 2014, was noticeably missing from the season 45 opener on Saturday. Turns out he was at a screening of Joker in Atlanta with his co-stars from the new movie The Suicide Squad, according to Entertainment Tonight. The group has been filming their movie in the city in recent weeks.

Director James Gunn posted on his Instagram page a photo of Davidson and other Suicide Squad stars such as Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney and Nathan Fillion.

"Many of us are doing weird things in this photo," Gunn wrote. "After a screening of Joker (thanks @wbpictures!)"

During the SNL premiere, Alec Baldwin reprised his role of President Donald Trump and the show's cold open mocked the U.S. leader's upcoming impeachment inquiry.

In another sketch parodying a Town Hall for Democratic presidential candidates, host Woody Harrelsepn played former Vice President Joe BidenSNL alum Maya Rudolph played Senator Kamala Harris and Larry David returned to portray Senator Bernie Sanders.

 Billie Eilish was the performer.