Christina Applegate returns to host Saturday Night Live on October 13 and she’s pumped to be back in the Big Apple, after having lived in NYC a few years back during her one-year stint on Broadway. “I have my whole family here, so it’s been really nice to just boogie around New York with them,”; she reveals to NBCUniversalDirect.com.

And returning to SNL for the first time in 19 years is even more of a thrill for the actress. “It’s a well-oiled machine,”; she says of the show that celebrated its 37th birthday on Thursday. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with [Lorne Michaels] on Up All Night… so I really know him and I love and respect him.”;

Christina was tight lipped about the skits they have in store for her on this weekend’s show, but she did say she will be playing a very famous ’60s rocker. “I’m playing Janis Joplin,”; she says, joking, “I think that’s all I’m gonna give you.”;

Watch Christina when she hosts SNL on Saturday, with musical guest Passion Pit.