Alec Baldwin Swears Off His Trump Impression Forever
Time will tell if the Emmy-winning 'SNL' actor keeps to this promise — see why he made this decision
Actor Alec Baldwin — well known for his infamous portrayal of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” (as shown above) — now says he almost certainly won’t be playing Trump again on the NBC late-night skit show.
“I’m so done with that,” Baldwin said to USA Today for a piece out on Thursday.
During an interview to promote the feature-documentary “Framing John DeLorean” — he plays the notorious car designer (opening in New York on Friday and on demand) — Baldwin was asked whether he’ll return to “SNL” when the left-leaning comedy program kicks up again in the fall.
“I can’t imagine I would do it again,” Baldwin said.
“I just can’t.”
He added, “They should find somebody who wants to do it. They’re all my dear friends and I love going there, but the other thing is that I’m going to go to work this fall in a way I haven’t done in a while. My wife and I had a son a year ago, and since he was born, I’ve worked minimally because I wanted to be there for my wife and kids. But the party’s over this fall and I’ll be traveling. ‘SNL’ just crushes my weekends, and now weekends are going to become much more precious to me because that’s time with my kids.”
Baldwin also said that he really didn’t “have a lot invested in my Trump impersonation, so please find someone and convince Lorne [Michaels] to replace me. I’m completely down with that.”
“Winning the Emmy for that show aside, it was not some career goal of mine,” he added.
“I’ve done that. I mean, I had a lot of fun with [the cast], and when [former head writers] Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider wrote [the Trump sketches in 2016 and 2017], that was new, it was fresh and the ratings were good.”
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) June 6, 2019
“But I feel like I’m done with that now. I’m so done with that,” he repeated.
Baldwin is 61.
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