Aubrey Plaza was seen arriving at NBC Studios in New York City on Saturday ahead of her SNL hosting gig.
The 38-year-old Parks And Recreation alumna wore square gloss black sunglasses as she stepped out of an SUV.
The White Lotus actress’ bleach blonde hair was in a side parting as it dusted her shoulders.
Preparations: Aubrey Plaza was spotted arriving at NBC Studios in New York City on Saturday ahead of her SNL hosting gig
The longtime entertainer stayed warm in a longline beige wool trench coat with large side pockets and a high collar.
She had several tote bags slung over one arm and also carried a dark purple leather crossbody style handbag.
The performer, who has an improv background, was makeup-free under her sunglasses and wore a black turtleneck.
The Golden Globe nominee added straight-leg jeans in a light wash to her look and complemented the ensemble with white Air Force 1 sneakers.
Glam: The 38-year-old Parks and Recreation alum wore square gloss black sunglasses as she stepped out of an SUV
A few days ago, Plaza engaged in a hot make-out session in a promotional clip for their upcoming late-night hosting duties.
In a move away from the more low-key SNL promos, the clip was edited tighter and more cinematic.
It started with SNL regular Chloe Fineman presenting her signature impressions, which inspired Aubrey to reveal some of her own impressions, before bending down into passionate kisses and revealing that she’s dreamed of hosting SNL since she was a child.
Steamy: Aubrey had a surprise make-out session with Saturday Night Live star Chloe Fineman in a new promo for her upcoming episode
For the first time: The White Lotus star will make his debut as a presenter on the iconic sketch comedy show on Saturday, January 21
“Oh my god I love your impressions,” gushed Aubrey after Chloe asked her about her upcoming presenting job while they chatted in the gallery.
“Drew Barrymore is my favorite,” she said after her animated interview on the actress’ daytime talk show.
‘Oh my god, that’s so cute!’ Chloe said, mimicking Drew’s voice and facial expression perfectly.
“But Chloe, you’re not the only one who can do prints,” Aubrey said mischievously. ‘You’re going to love this one.’
Aubrey set the bar high for her upcoming assignment: “Oh my god, I love your impressions,” Aubrey gushed while chatting with Chloe in the bleachers
But instead of doing something light and humorous, she recited one of Marcia Gay Harden’s brutal and impassioned monologues from the 2000 drama Pollock, in which Ed Harris played legendary abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock.
‘We’re painters, Pollock. We do not have any money! And you – you need, you need, and I’m not bringing a baby!’ she yelled while Chloe looked shocked and couldn’t place the lines.
“It was a bit intense,” she said. “Do you have someone having a little more fun?”
A beaming Aubrey agreed to try another impression, though no easier than the first.
On different pages: ‘Yes, you got it!’ said Aubrey, sounding bubbly and oddly upbeat after Chloe guessed right
Change of tone: “Why are you like that?” Choe said, sounding more worried. Then dramatic strings suddenly appeared on the soundtrack as Aubrey replied, “Because I’m crazy and I’ve been waiting to do this show since I was twelve.”
She began screaming and hitting herself in the face, which Chloe recognized as Annette Bening’s dark scene from American Beauty after a failed attempt to sell a house.
‘Yes you have it!’ said Aubrey, sounding bubbly and oddly upbeat.
‘Why are you like that?’ Chloe said, sounding more concerned.
Dramatic strings suddenly became audible as Aubrey replied, “Because I’m crazy and I’ve been waiting to do this show since I was twelve.”
Chloe replied, “What’s up?” as Aubrey approached her for a dramatic kiss.
But then the music stopped and the camera switched to a janitor pausing his vacuuming to watch the two women making out in the stands above him.
Going for it: Chloe replied: “What’s up?” as Aubrey approached her for a dramatic kiss
Buzzy: Aubrey had a busy fall/winter season as audiences fell in love with her White Lotus character, Harper; pictured on The Tonight Show last week
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-11661783/Aubrey-Plaza-glamorous-black-sunglasses-heads-NBC-Studios-ahead-SNL-hosting-debut.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Aubrey Plaza is glamorous in black sunglasses as she heads to NBC Studios ahead of SNL hosting debut