Julia Stiles has delighted followers by serving up a wholesome dose of nostalgia as she recreated her iconic ultimate dance sequence from 2001’s Save the Final Dance.
The 42-year-old actress popped up as a shock visitor on Saturday Night time Stay final night time, wearing a recreation of her costume of a black leotard and glossy tracksuit bottoms from the film, which she starred in alongside Sean Patrick Thomas as a ballet dancer who has given all of it up after her mom is killed in a automobile crash.
In the course of the Weekend Replace phase, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, forged member Chloe Fineman was readily available to counsel ‘intimate present concepts for that particular somebody’.
Nonetheless, it turned out Fineman’s one concept was a recreation of Stiles’ final dance when she’s auditioning for Julliard within the movie, accompanied by the unique tune on the soundtrack, Athena Cage’s All or Nothing.
Whereas busting out her interpretation of the particular ‘avenue ballet’ steps to the routine, Fineman tells the story of Save the Final Dance – with just a little assist from Che – whereas Jost shared his bafflement, within the episode hosted by Adam Driver.
This additionally features a nice nod to everybody’s favorite a part of the dance, the literal ‘hop’ of ‘hip hop’ Stiles does as Sara: consideration to element at its best.
Save the Final Dance star Julia Stiles made a shock visitor look on Saturday Night time Stay to recreate the long-lasting dance (Image: NBC/Backgrid)
She starred as aspiring ballet dancer Sara within the 2001 movie, reverse Sean Patrick Thomas (Image: Moviestore/Rex/Shutterstock)
Nonetheless, the sketch reached its peak when Stiles herself jumped on to set, carrying an identical costume, to verify that Sara lastly acquired into Julliard, to very large screams and cheers from the viewers.
She and Fineman then completed off the dance collectively, performing that a part of the routine that everybody remembers occurring on a chair.
‘Would’ve by no means anticipated that cameo. Love her,’ commented Kathleen Feliciano on YouTube, whereas @MichelleLyn84 gushed: ‘Omg that was EPIC!!!!!!!!! So nostalgic I freakin’ love Julia Stiles!!!’
‘This complete phase made me smile so laborious I feel I pulled a muscle,’ chimed in @allisontangorra1823, whereas @batguurl referred to as it ‘a type of completely surprising surprises that changed into a ravishing factor’.
‘Julia THEEE Stiles! An absolute Queen and good sport. All of us love this film at the same time as ridiculous because it was. Thanks for collaborating within the sketch,’ praised @mione134, including: ‘Gotta love when an actress isn’t afraid to be in on the joke.’
‘Expensive Hollywood, we love nostalgia and Julia Stiles. Solid her extra. Thanks,’ wrote @MrCanceleo beneath the video.
‘No notes. Additionally I LOVED the huge applause Julia Stiles acquired,’ tweeted Shannon O’Connor on X (previously often called Twitter), whereas @WaynieTDot labelled it ‘a fantastic dose of nostalgia’.
Stiles nabbed the lead position in Save the Final Dance, which grossed over $131million (£104m) worldwide on a $13m (£10m) finances, after director Thomas Carter noticed her dance scene in 1999’s 10 Issues I Hate About You.
It’s not the primary time this week that the Emmy-nominated actress, who has additionally appeared in Hustlers, Dexter and Sky Atlantic sequence Riviera, threw it again to one in every of her iconic movies from the late nineties and early noughties.
She additionally just lately handled viewers members on the Mash-Up People E book Competition in New York Metropolis to a studying of her character Kat Verona’s ‘hateful’ poem to Patrick Verona in 10 Issues, portrayed by the late Heath Ledger.
The poem contains the strains: ‘I hate the way in which you’re all the time proper. I hate it once you lie. I hate it once you make me chortle, even worse once you make me cry.’
Considered one of Stiles’ different massively standard movies is 1999’s 10 Issues I Hate About You (Image: Touchstone/Kobal/Rex)
In the direction of the top of her studying, Stiles acquired just a little choked with emotion, as she warned she may forward of beginning the studying.
Ledger died on the age of 28 in January 2009, along with his and Julia’s film collectively remaining some of the standard from his again catalogue, alongside Brokeback Mountain, A Knight’s Story and The Darkish Knight – for which he obtained a posthumous Oscar for greatest supporting actor.