Andy Samberg is a free agent. Having left Saturday Night Live, the funnyman and burgeoning movie star is revealing SNL secrets in the Playboy's July/August 20Q issue, on newsstands now, from how he got Natalie Portman to talk dirty to his "funny and gross" kiss with Scarlett Johansson.
"It was that scene where I play Kuato, the head from Total Recall that's coming out of Bill Hader's stomach, and she's the female Kuato in Maya Rudolph's stomach," explains Andy of his live smooth with Scarlett. "It wasn't so much a kiss as licking each other's tongues. It was a kiss the audience definitely didn't want to see happen."
Samberg's SNL reign lasted seven seasons and was highlighted by his many digital shorts that featured such stars as Justin Timberlake, Steven Spielberg and Natalie Portman singing and getting silly.
"With Natalie it was easy. It was all her idea. She loves filthy rap," explains the 33-year-old star. "She saw Lazy Sunday, and when she came to host SNL, she said, 'I really want to do one of those raps.' We were skeptical because we thought of her the same way everybody else did. She seems so sweet and innocent. And then she broke into some Lil' Kim song and started rapping verses for us, the filthiest lines I've ever heard. We were completely taken aback."
As for his friendship with frequent SNL collaborator Timberlake, Andy reveals, "I think the characters [in our videos] are better friends than Justin and I are. They're about as close as two men can be, if you know what I mean. I consider Justin a friend, but those guys are inseparable. The funny thing is, Justin and I have become inextricably linked because of those videos. We've come to terms with the fact that in every interview we ever do for the rest of our lives we're going to get asked about Dick in a Box."
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