Alec Baldwin Confirms He'll Return as Donald Trump on Next Season's SNL
In an interview with CNN, actor Alec Baldwin confirmed that he will reprise his impersonation of Donald Trump in the next season of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. "Yeah, we're going to fit that in," Baldwin confirmed, adding, "I think people have enjoyed it." However the busy actor made it clear that his appearances will be less frequent than last season, describing his upcoming time on the sketch comedy show as, "a couple celery sticks" rather than a "whole meal."
Last season, Baldwin's impression of the current president was partly responsible for soaring ratings on the long-running series, with video of the appearances going viral. Boosted by Melissa McCarthy's take on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, SNL finished its 42nd season as the series' most watched since 1994, when Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman and Al Franken were among the not-ready-for-primetime players.Baldwin holds the record for most stints as host of Saturday Night Live, taking on the job 17 times beginning in 1990. He last appeared as Trump in the Season Finale opening, which aired on May 20th. Watch the video below: