SNL Skit: The Making of American Gothic Starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis

Posted on November 11, 2012

Anne Hathaway American Gothic SNL SKit

Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis star in this very funny skit from last weekend's Saturday Night Live in which we get to see the real story behind the Grant Wood painting "American Gothic." The 1930 painting hangs is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. Wood had his sister Nan and their dentist pose for the painting, which represented a farmer and his unmarried daughter. The couple looks quite grim in the painting. But as we see in this skit, there is a very good reason for their grumpiness -- and if the models had their way it would have been a different painting altogether. Take a look:

Photo: Dana Edelson/NBC

More from Writers Write

  • Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain

  • Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

  • New York Times Dumps Comics and Mass Market Paperback Bestseller Lists

  • Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon

  • A French Translator Describes the Difficulty of Translating President Trump