The Oscar-nominated actor was part of the elaborate music production, which featured Smith surrounded by a large choir. In some kind of performance art, Stone was lying on a bed for most of the song, then dramatically got up toward the end.
Smith released Gloria two days ago, ahead of their stint as musical guest on the NBC sketch program; the album, Smith’s fourth, is coming out Jan. 27.
Stone has hosted SNL once, in 1992. She was frequently impersonated on the show by Amy Poehler who, coincidentally, also made an appearance tonight to reprise her Parks & Recreation character.