In this new world order of fake news and alternative facts, here’s a tidbit straight from the orange one’s mouth: Alec Baldwin will impersonate Donald Trump again for “Saturday Night Live” next season.
“We’re going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it,” the 59-year-old actor told CNN in an interview published Tuesday.
His Trump impersonation, complete with blonde wig and Cheetos-hued makeup, has become one of the show’s most memorable characters. Baldwin has said in interviews that strangers frequently stop him on the street and tell him, “thank you.”
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Before the end of last season Baldwin sounded uncertain that he would reprise the role, worried that fans had had enough.
He told CNN his busy schedule at the end of the year will keep his appearances to a minimum.
“There will be a couple celery sticks of that every now and then but not a whole meal maybe,” he said.
“I don't know. I mean I got a lot of things I’m gonna do this fall — that are little things I’m working on and we’ll probably do some Trump.”
Robert DeNiro mentioned the impersonation during a Spike TV roast of Baldwin that was filmed Sunday. The show will air July 9.
“Since the presidential campaign, Alec Baldwin’s career has gone through the roof, finding fame playing a sad, bitter, volatile, crazy man,” De Niro reportedly said. “He also does a great Trump impression.”
Baldwin’s new movie, “Blind,” hits theaters July 14.