Sunday 19 November 2017

Health concerns for Chevy Chase after awkward interview on SNL red carpet

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Actor and comedian Chevy Chase gave a rambling speech at the Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary celebration.

The 71-year-old Hollywood legend appeared nervous and confused when interviewed by SNL host Carson Daly.

While answering questions, Chevy wiped sweat from his brow as he apologised for sweating.

Chase was previously regarded as one of Hollywood’s finest comic talents, commanding a fee of €8 million per film in the 1980s.

The American actor was part of the original Saturday Night Live crew in 1975.

When asked about it by Daly, he mumbled, 'I left after the first year because I thought this isn't going anywhere... I liked [hosting]. I liked it. 

“But I missed it more for not being a part of the cast because I left after one year, I had reasons to leave.  But I liked it a lot, and I still like it. I love Lorne (Michaels, the creator of the show). We're like brothers now,” he mumbled as he mopped his forehead with a handkerchief.

As one of the original anchors, Chevy's catchphrases included “I’m Chevy Chase….and you’re not” and “Good night, and have a pleasant tomorrow” . In the first year, the father-of-three became the first breakout star of the popular weekend show.

In 1976, after several Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his work, Chase left SNL and was replaced by Bill Murray. However Chase began to reappear on and off on the show over the years, and hosted it eight times in 1997.

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