Alec Baldwin Explains What It’s Like To Play Trump — What He Says May Surprise You

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Actor Alec Baldwin opened up about what it’s like to play President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday.


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Baldwin explained he gets positive feedback on his impression of the president “incessantly,” but the work he puts in is less enjoyable.

“I mean, it’s cartoonish. All I wanted my Trump to be is mean-spirited and miserable, like Mr. Potter from It’s a Wonderful Life. But then I’ll say, ‘Oh, I don’t want to do it anymore,’ and people will go, ‘Don’t you dare give that up, we need you.’ Like I’ve gotten people through something in our nation’s history,” he explained.

Baldwin added that it had become “agony” to do the gig once a week, and that he’s trying to scale back his appearances to “some” but “not a lot” of shows. (RELATED: Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Alyssa Milano Team Up For Anti-NRA Initiative)


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But not to worry. Baldwin says he’ll be there this Saturday.

“I’m going to mosey in there and hopefully we’ll have a fresh round of indictments to tear into,” he said. “From my mouth to Robert Mueller’s ears.”

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