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Dakota Johnson playfully labels Taylor Swift 'most powerful' on 'SNL'

Justin Timberlake and Dakota Johnson reunited of 'SNL' after their collaboration in 'The Social Network'

Syeda Waniya

Dakota Johnson playfully labels Taylor Swift 'most powerful' on 'SNL'

Justin Timberlake and Dakota Johnson reunited of 'SNL' after their collaboration in 'The Social Network'

Dakota Johnson playfully labels Taylor Swift most powerful on SNL
Dakota Johnson playfully labels Taylor Swift 'most powerful' on SNL

Dakota Johnson gave Taylor Swift shout out in her monologue as she made a return to Saturday Night Live.

The Fifty Shades of Grey actress, hosting SNL for the second time, playfully acknowledged Swift as the 'most powerful person in America.'

Johnson reminisced about a star-studded SNL 40th-anniversary show where she found herself in the audience alongside the likes of Sarah Palin, George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg.

She said, "The last time I hosted was right after the SNL 40th. I was actually in the audience for that special."

She jokingly pointed out Donald Trump in the crowd, labeling him as "someone who would become the most powerful person in America."

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But, the camera then shifted to Taylor Swift, seated in front of Johnson, receiving cheers from the audience.

The monologue also included reflections on Johnson's past collaboration with Justin Timberlake in the film The Social Network.

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Dakota Johnson playfully labels Taylor Swift most powerful on SNL

Timberlake, the night's musical guest, surprised the audience by joining Johnson on stage, jokingly offering to assist in sketches.

The two stars, reuniting after their collaboration in The Social Network, engaged in playful banter.

Timberlake humorously responded to Johnson's question about his unexpected appearance, offering to assist in sketches and joking about his previous hosting stint '10 years ago.'

The Rock Your Body singer later treated the audience to performances of his hits Mirrors and a new track, Sanctified, featuring rapper and singer Tobe Nwigwe.

Additionally, he introduced his upcoming single Selfish, with support from SNL alum Jimmy Fallon.

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