Such a bummer! Following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States on Nov. 8, Alec Baldwin may be retiring his impression of Donald on ‘Saturday Night Live’ for good. Get the scoop on whether or not Alec is giving up the impression cold turkey, and why he’d do so!
If you were hoping to see Alec Baldwin playing president-elect Donald Trump, 70, on the Nov. 12 episode of Saturday Night Live, you’re out of luck. As a matter of fact, Alec may never play Donald on the show again! The 58-year-old actor’s publicist told Inside Edition on Nov. 11 that Alec wouldn’t be appearing, and that she wasn’t sure whether he would ever do it again. Believe us, we’re just as heartbroken as you!
Alec first started impersonating Donald on SNL back in October, when he and Kate McKinnon, 32, started duking it out every week on the sketch show as the Republican presidential nominee and Hillary Clinton, 69. They went on to recreate each of the three presidential debates with hilarious results. Alec worked so hard to perfect his impression of Donald that he focused on recreating his raspy voice and pursing his lips throughout all of the sketches. He tried to perfect it so much that he said he almost sprained his jaw trying to copy Donald’s enunciation. “I’m not an impressionist, per se, but if you do any kind of comedy and they ask you to do that, most of the time, there’s some degree of appreciation, I think, involving somebody you like,” Alec told WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show on Election Day. “Trump is somebody who, I don’t hate Trump, but he’s not somebody I admire, so it was more difficult.”
However, Alec did give his Donald impression another go on Nov. 11 at a marketing conference in Boston. “I think that Trump is going to be someone who is not going to be that involved, he’s going to be going into rooms with trusted advisers and they’re going to say, ‘We did this, this, this, and this,'” Alec said in a video published by the Boston Globe. “And he’s going to say, ‘Sounds good, that sounds good. I like it. I like it a lot. That’s a great, great, fantastic, really top-shelf super gold-plated, platinum, frequent-flyer situation you’ve got going on,'” Alec finished off his Donald impression. Let’s hope that’s not the last time we hear Alec do his Donald, because we sure will miss it!
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