Daniel Craig crashes Rami Malek and Kenan Thompson’s audition to play Prince on ‘SNL’
That is, if you’re watching Saturday Night Live. During a sketch on the latest SNL, Kenan Thompson, Rami Malek, and surprise guest Daniel Craig each audition to earn the starring role in Peele’s (Chris Redd) pretend film.
At first, the competition is only between Thompson and Malek — playing themselves — as they’re asked to have a “Prince-off.” Redd has them each act out things like Prince stepping on a Lego brick or getting hit with a football. Thompson earns the role because Malek is not Black, but when Craig enters the room it flips. Craig is dressed as a prince, not the Prince, and he still takes the role from Thompson. This is because, after all, Craig is (was) James Bond.