Whoa! Johnny Depp’s impersonation of Donald Trump is eerily spot-on. The actor stopped by ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ where he recalled transforming into Trump in the recent ‘Funny or Die spoof, and he gave an epic impression.
As an actor, it makes sense that you’d need to be good at getting into character, but Johnny Depp, 52, is insanely good at it! The actor sat down to chat with Ellen, 58, on May 20, and talked about his experience with doing impressions of Donald Trump, 69, in the February 2016 spoof, Donald Trump’s the Art of the Deal: The Movie. He totally blew the audience away with his spot-on impression.
As far as looks go, Johnny hardly resembles the presidential candidate. Ellen even pointed out that he looks more like Justin Bieber, 22, than Trump. But after a couple hours of hair and makeup, he remembered the transformation as an easy one. When it came to nailing Trump’s distinct voice however, it took a little more practice. “I figured I could suss out how he speaks, but it’s difficult. He speaks real weird,” he told Ellen as footage of him in character flashed on the screen.
But it looks like the practice paid off! Although it’s been a while since he played the role, Johnny flashed into character as soon as Ellen as if he could do it. “I can do it sometimes. It won’t be sensational,” he recalled.
He continued his impersonation, poking fun at Trump’s claims that he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. “I have built a paper mache wall in Mexico. It costs $17.99. Fabulous.” OMG! He definitely sounded like the Republican frontrunner.
Although Johnny does a mean impression, it’s a little surprising that he found the spoof to be so fun to do, especially because he doesn’t seem to be a fan of the presidential candidate. Earlier in May 2016, The Alice in Wonderland star bashed Trump’s policies, saying they wouldn’t work. “Well, here’s the thing, if Donald Trump is elected president of the United States,” he begins.
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“In a kind of historical way, it’s exciting because we will see the actual last President of the United States. It just won’t work after that.” Hinting that his presidency would lead to the destruction of the United States, doesn’t sound like some one who’s voting for Trump come election time. But Johnny is all for taking on a challenge, so this role was probably another opportunity to stretch is acting skills.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Johnny’s Donald Trump impression on Ellen?