Alec Baldwin tapped to be the new Donald Trump in SNL
29 September 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Alec Baldwin will reportedly be playing the role of GOP nominee Donald Trump for an upcoming segment in the comedy show “Saturday Night Live.”
Accordingly, executive producers Lorne Michaels was the one who decided to put Baldwin in the part during the summer break of the NBC show. The new season of “Saturday Night Live” will be premiering this October 1 and one of the much-anticipated segments is the parody of the first presidential debate of Trump and Hillary Clinton, who will be played by Kate McKinnon .
Last season, the GOP nominee was played by Darrell Hammond. Hammond was the announcer for “Saturday Night Live” in 2014 and he will be returning as the same for the upcoming season of the show. Hammond will also appear on the show regularly but will no longer reprise his role as Trump. Trump was also played by Taran Killam but his contract was no longer renewed for “Saturday Night Live” Season 42.
A promotional video showing Baldwin and McKinnon shows the two seemingly preparing for the first presidential debate. Baldwin was seen donning the hair of Trump as well as his pouting expression towards the end of the video.
Baldwin is not a mainstay in “Saturday Night Live” but he hosted the show for 16 times. He also guests in some sketches from time to time. Last season, he played the role of Democratic candidate Jim Webb. His best impressions are that of Al Pacino , Bono, Tony Bennet , Marlon Brando, and Harvey Fierstein .
Baldwin being tapped as the one to play the role of Trump is not something new that “Saturday Night Live” does. They sometimes sign outsiders to play a huge role in the show. Last season, Larry David was tapped to play the role of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.