Alec Baldwin Will Play Trump On ‘SNL’ Next Season

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Alec Baldwin will return to “Saturday Night Live” next season to reprise his role playing President Trump.

The 59-year-old actor told CNN Monday that they were going to try to “fit it in” after the character brought in the largest ratings the late-night sketch show had seen in 22 years.

Saturday Night Live with Alec Baldwin (photo: YouTube Screenshot)

Saturday Night Live with Alec Baldwin (photo: YouTube Screenshot)

“Yea, we’re going to fit that in,” Baldwin said. “I think people have enjoyed it.” (RELATED: Mocking Trump Gives ‘SNL’ Highest Ratings In 22 Years)

However, the actor stressed that fans should not expect to see him on the show as much as before due to his schedule.He suggested that his appearances on “SNL” will be more like “a couple celery sticks” instead of the “whole meal.”

Baldwin announced in the spring that he would would be going “out with a bang” for the final two episodes last season, which left many people to speculate that it could mean the end of him playing the president.

The actor has said in past interviews that the Trump character garners him more attention than anything else in his entire career.

“Well it’s amazing, I think more than anything it’s kind of eerie,” Baldwin responded told Stephen Colbert on “The Late Show.” “More than anything I’ve ever done, people come up to me and say something to me on the streets. People will walk up to me and I’ll, we’ll be putting Carmen [his youngest daughter] in her little stroller and someone will walk by very quietly and go ‘Thank you, thank you, oh my good thank you.’ They are always thanking me for the Trump thing.”