Wondereing how Billie Eilish walked on the walls and crawled on the ceiling while performing her No. 1-reigning “Bad Guy” during her Saturday Night Live debut last weekend? She has all the answers for curious fans in a new “Creating Saturday Night Live” video posted today (Oct. 1).
The dizzying, gravity-defying stunt was inspired by a scene from Royal Wedding (1951) when actor Fred Astaire walked all around the walls and ceiling of a room.
“Once we had the idea kind of locked in, the only way I could understand it visually and have everyone else understand the timing of it… I took a tissue box, and I wrote ‘floor’ ‘ceiling’ and ‘right wall’ ‘left wall,’ and I put it on my carpet in my living room and we played the song,” Eilish explains in the clip.