Aidy Bryant was ecstatic while talking about RuPaul‘s upcoming Saturday Night Live hosting gig during her appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday, January 28.
The February 8th show will also feature musical act Justin Bieber, 25, so it is sure to be one of the biggest episodes the long-running late night series has had in a while due its wildly different but equally passionate fan bases who will be tuning in to see their favorite drag queen and performer light up their television sets.
Aidy, 32, who has been promoting the second season of her Hulu series Shrill over the past week, chatted about all things Ru during the WWHL after-show alongside Vanderpump Rules cast member Ariana Madix, 34.
“To say that I’m totally shaken up by him coming is an understatement,” Aidy revealed after a caller asked her what she’s most excited about with Ru’s upcoming gig at Studio 8H and if she’s prepared any characters for him yet. “I’m like this is it, you know? I gotta shoot all my shots.”
WWHL host Andy Cohen, 51, then grilled her on any ideas she had for the Emmy-winning personality but she kept tight lipped in her response. “I mean, a little bit? You know. I don’t want to spoil them and then what if they don’t go! But like, you know, it is definitely, like, sometimes when a host comes that you’re super excited about you’re like, ‘I’ve had this one in the pocket for a while now.'”
That same caller then asked Aidy if she knows if Ru will be doing drag or not during his hosting duties. “Wow! It is a really good question because, you know, getting into drag I’m sure for RuPaul takes three hours! My guess would be if we do it, it’s going to be in pretape. He has to! Somehow, somewhere. (I have) high hopes.”
Aidy isn’t the only one super pumped for Ru to make his SNL debut. Others who congratulated him about the big news included his longtime RuPaul’s Drag Race judge Michelle Visage, 51, comedian Ali Wong, 37, and pit crew member Jason Carter.