Here’s How Billie Eilish Did Her Gravity-Defying SNL Performance

Over the weekend, Billie Eilish made her Saturday Night Live debut on the show’s season premiere. She did two songs, and for “bad guy” she utilized a stage that was essentially a giant moving box that allowed her to walk on the walls and ceilings. In a new behind-the-scenes clip, Eilish says that it was inspired by Fred Astaire’s famous ceiling dance in the 1951 musical Royal Wedding and explains how the SNL team managed to pull the feat off in a live setting.

Charmingly, she also shared some home video of her using a tissue box to figure out her timing for the performance, with Russian dolls as her band members and her fingers standing in for herself. And what’s maybe most impressive is that Eilish says that she had two sprained ankles (?!) while doing the performance, so it must have been painful?

Watch the behind-the-scenes clip below.