- Last Updated: 11:37 AM, May 14, 2012
- Posted: 10:41 PM, May 13, 2012
Why did Mick Jagger say yes to hosting “Saturday Night Live” this weekend?
“That’s a question he’s asking himself every day,” Lorne Michaels tells The Post.
Jagger has sung on the show with the Rolling Stones before, but never been the host.
“I know him pretty well, and I think he’ll be charming and funny, and I think people will see a side of him that they’re not used to seeing,” says Michaels.
“He’s a very, very smart guy, and he’s very, very smart about how to put on a show.”
Michaels says he did not pursue the singer to host until recently.
“It felt right now” — on the band’s 50th anniversary — says Michaels.
The two men met in 1978 when the band first appeared on the program but kept up a relationship outside their main show-business interests.
They produced a movie together, “Enigma,” starring a young Kate Winslet, in 2001, about the British breaking the Nazi’s wartime military code.
Word is that, to mark the anniversary, Jagger will sing with musical guests Arcade Fire and the Foo Fighters.
Rehearsals for the show — the season finale for “SNL” — are set to begin today.