Andy Samberg once again scored an Emmy nomination for one of his “Saturday Night Live” digital shorts with a pop star, and he told AccessHollywood.com that if Rihanna is free, he’d love to perform “Shy Ronnie” on TV’s big night.
“Oh my God, yeah! If they want us to,” Andy told Access at Lexus’ Darker Side of Green event in West Hollywood on Thursday. “I think getting her to do it will be harder.”
The skit, which netted Andy an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, featured Rihanna singing to a classroom of kids alongside Andy, in a red wig, playing the part of “Shy Ronnie,” a bashful youngster who choked each time she tossed a verse over to him.
Andy previously won an Emmy for “D**k in a Box,” a musical sketch he performed with Justin Timberlake, and the funnyman was thrilled to be nominated again for work with another superstar entertainer.
“It’s great, I mean, that’s the rad thing about ‘SNL’ — everyone comes through there and you’re like, ‘Hey! I have this really dumb idea and you are forced to be here this week, do you wanna do it?’” Andy laughed. “And generally, they’re like, ‘All Right, fine.’”
Andy revealed he hadn’t yet spoken to Rihanna because she’s busy promoting her album, “Rated R,” but they would likely cross paths late at night via some means of communication.
“We usually talk more like in the evening,” he said. “She’s probably like doing some international show, so it’s probably like a different time zone.”
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Fallon, at 5 PM PT on August 29 on NBC.
Before the big show, Access Hollywood’s own Billy Bush and Maria Menounos – along with Nate Berkus, will host NBC’s 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Special, live at 4 PM PT from the Nokia Theater at LA Live.