Taylor Swift Returns to the View, This Time as Kate Gosselin (VIDEO)
Taylor Swift made a return appearance to The View over the weekend. Well, Saturday Night Live’s version of the female-centric talk show, that is. The sweet-as-pie country singer disguised her famous blonde curls with an even more notorious hairstyle, that of Kate Gosselin, whom she portrayed in a very funny skit.
Too bad it wasn’t Taylor who brought the funny to the sketch though. She was adorable, but couldn’t really compete with SNL regulars Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen (hilarious as Joy Behar) and Kenan Thompson (as, who else, Whoopi Goldberg). Looks like SNL needs to get some more ladies on the cast! But, back to Taylor’s performance. Her lines were certainly limited, perhaps a strategic choice, but she got some laughs for her Kate impersonation. She certainly rocked the hair-do, that’s for sure! And made an attempt at Kate’s punchy tough-mommy talk.
I think the adorable factor carried her through many of the skits, though, including this one. She’s just too sweet to criticize. Plus, she’s a singer, not an actor, so to rip into her would be a tad mean. After all, she was pulling double-duty that night as both host and musical guest. So, while her Kate impersonation wasn’t spot-on, it was still a pretty good attempt.
And, think about it, she’s 19-years-old and had to sit next to Andy Samberg (who played a broke Nicolas Cage in The View sketch), who she mentioned in her opening monologue, was one of the reasons she would stay up late to watch the show. She was probably nervous sitting next to her childhood crush. I know I would be. Andy Samberg is a total babe.