Billie Eilish “cried everyday” for a week before hosting “Saturday Night Live”.
The 19-year-old singer was the guest presenter on last weekend’s edition of the comedy show and she admitted she was terrified in the days leading up to the high-profile TV appearance.
She admitted, “Getting ready for ‘SNL’ was crazy, man. It was literally foreign. I cried every day of the week. No kidding at all “, explaining how much she loves to play but” it’s not my world “.
Recalling going through a board she had read beforehand, she added, “I went to the Green Room, cried and came back. I was just scared. It’s like, it’s ‘SNL’… These incredibly talented actors surround a table where somehow I’m the main course.
The nerves of the hitmaker “Happier Than Ever” also caused a physical reaction as she was sick with anxiety.
She told SiriusXM’s Howard Stern, “I had a whole body reaction. I threw up on a plane on my way here. I had some crazy things when I got here like you wouldn’t believe it… you know, things where you have to be completely naked on the toilet.
“I’ve been anxious and nervous… just because it’s not my world and I’m so petrified of people who think I’m bad.”
Thankfully, Billie’s nerves quickly vanished once she stepped out for the dress rehearsal in front of a live audience.
She said: “As soon as I saw the crowd and felt their joy, it was like I wasn’t nervous. It was a relief, sort of… I was like, ‘Oh, this is really amazing, and I don’t have to worry. It’s just for fun. ‘”
In her opening monologue for the show, the “villain” singer joked that her mother told her to give up her acting ambitions.
She said: “I spent a lot of years pretending to be someone I’m not. Basically playing. And someone wise one day said to me, ‘Billie, you should never, never play … that person was my mother …
“My parents were both actors, as was my brother. It was my dream to be in a movie, and I remember the death of that dream.
“I was nine. My mom wrote a movie based on her life – that’s right – she chose my brother Finneas as her son. She played the mom. And in the movie, she didn’t have a girl! So yes, I got it! But my mom is my best friend. “
The Grammy Award winner then greeted her mother on stage, who wore a sweater emblazoned with the slogan ‘Finneas’ mom’ to continue the joke before noting that “[the film story] is right. It literally happened! “