SNL mocks Nicole Kidman’s New York accent on The Undoing: ‘I’m from the Upper East Side of Australia’

‘Saturday Night Live’ comedian Chloe Fineman played Kidman during this week’s cold open

Isobel Lewis
Monday 07 December 2020 10:11
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Saturday Night Live mocks Nicole Kidman's accent on The Undoing

Nicole Kidman’s New York accent on The Undoing was mocked during this week’s Saturday Night Live cold open.

Saturday (5 December) night’s episode of the US sketch show began with a parody of the Michigan hearings, with Rudy Giuliani (Kate McKinnon) trying to prove that widespread voter fraud took place in the US election.

Trump and his campaign team, led by Giuliani, have currently filed around 40 unsuccessful lawsuits in battleground states that Biden won. The Trump team has so far provided no definitive evidence of any voting irregularities.

In the sketch, Giuliani is questioned whether he has any witnesses with testimony “based in reality” after calling a number of ridiculous witnesses to the stand.

In response, the former New York City mayor then summons “Nicole Kidman’s character from The Undoing”, with Chloe Fineman playing the Australian actor in her most recent TV role.

Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman in The Undoing

Dressed in a purple dress and patterned scarf, Kidman attempts to offer her testimony in a hilariously questionable New York accent.

“Your honour, my husband Hugh Grant is innocent,” she said. “There’s no way he could have been that murderer, he’s too hot and white.”

Kidman was then questioned on where her accent was “supposed to be from”, replying: “It’s from the Upper East Side of Australia.”

The Undoing starred Kidman as Grace, a psychologist and rich New York mother whose husband Jonathan (Grant) is accused of murder.

The HBO and Sky miniseries came to an end last Monday (30 November), with the show’s finale dividing fans, many of whom declared the ending “disappointing”.

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