Johnny Depp Would Replace Alec Baldwin As Trump On ‘SNL’
By Bill Bradley
The future of the Donald Trump impression on “Saturday Night Live” is in capable tiny hands.
With Alec Baldwin mulling a possible exit from playing Trump on “SNL,” Ellen DeGeneres asked Johnny Depp on her show Thursday if he’d replace him.
Captain Jack Sparrow is into the idea.
“Sure,” he replied. “Basically, Alec’s done all the work. I can just copy him.”
The actor wouldn’t need to worry about copying anyone else’s interpretation (which is good because apparently he’s never even seen Baldwin play Trump). Depp already impersonated Trump for Funny or Die’s 50-minute biopic, “The Art of the Deal: The Movie” ― and broke out his impression after DeGeneres complimented him on the on-screen performance.
At an ACLU event in March, Baldwin told HuffPost that he’d stay in the Trump role for this season, but the future really depends on his schedule. Whether or not Depp would be called on as a replacement remains to be seen.
The president might be into it. It’d be good for ratings, and who cares if someone makes fun of him as long as they get good ratings, right?
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