Troye Sivan Reacts to Timothée Chalamet’s ‘SNL’ Sleep Demon Impression: ‘Why Is Life So Weird’

Troye Sivan was in “pure shock” after watching Timothée Chalamet impersonate him on Saturday Night Live.

The Australian pop star took to social media following the Nov. 11 episode of the NBC comedy series, during which the Wonka star hilariously portrayed Sivan as cast member Sarah Sherman’s sleep paralysis demon.


“WHY IS LIFE SO WEIRDDDDD RN LMAO IM DEAD,” Sivan captioned a snippet of the SNL skit on Instagram.

The Idol actor also shared several screenshots from the sketch on his Instagram Story, along with a snapshot of himself watching the comical segment on his laptop with the caption, “Pure Shock.” The singer liked it so much, he even changed his profile picture to an image of Chalamet portraying him.

During the five-minute sketch, Sherman plays a woman who complains to her doctor (portrayed by SNL‘s Bowen Yang) that she sees a mysterious figure in the room when she tries to sleep. Chalamet, who served as the evening’s host, then appears in the hospital room as a hallucination of Sivan from the artist’s “Got Me Started” music video, where he sports a tight white tank top and baggy blue pants.

“It’s just a guy, but like a gay guy,” Sherman describes, to which Chalamet’s Sivan replies, “No, not just any gay guy, homie. It’s me, Troye Sivan. Let’s go!”

After showing off his dance moves and slightly pulling down his pants, Chalamet’s Sivan reassures Sherman that he’s not a sleep demon. “No, not quite, girly. I’m an Australian YouTube twink-turned-indie pop star and model-turned-HBO actor Troye Sivan being played by an American actor who can’t do an Australian accent,” he says in his normal voice.

The doctor then reveals that Sherman is the fourth woman he’s treated who’s “suffering from Troye Sivan dancing as her sleep demon.” Sherman wonders if it’s a bad thing, asking, “Isn’t he kind of famous?” Bowen replies, “He’s gay famous. It’s different!”

The sketch ends with Sherman telling the physician that she’s starting to enjoy Sivan’s presence. “Oh no, I really wish you didn’t say that. If you invite him in, he starts to multiply,” he says. From there, Sivan manifests more versions in himself in the form of musical guest Boygenius‘ Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker.

“Hey homie, thanks for inviting us,” Bridgers’ Sivan says with a smile.

Watch “Troye Sivan Sleep Demon” SNL sketch below. For those without cable, the broadcast streams on Peacock, which you can sign up for at the link here. Having a Peacock account also gives fans access to previous SNL episodes.

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