Melissa McCarthy is slapping on her Apple watch to play White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in a new promo for her “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig.
Stepping in as host for the second last episode of the season (with musical guest HAIM), McCarthy is joining the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Alec Baldwin as part of the Five-Timers club and she feels pretty good about it.
On Thursday, McCarthy teased her appearance as Spicer, giving fans a GIF for the ages.
Showing her in full Spicer costume, McCarthy waves her arms in the air and angrily rushes at the camera in the Instagram GIF. She captions it, “Straight out da bushes” in reference to the incident that saw the Press Secretary reportedly hiding from reporters among the bushes outside the White House in the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s firing on Monday.
The “West Side Story” lip sync parody video shows McCarthy dancing around Studio 8H, while getting dolled up as her “Spicey” alter-ego.
Saturday’s episode also marks the third time the show will go live across the nation in all time zones. It also sets the stage for Dwayne Johnson’s May 20 finale, where he will also join the Five-Timers club with musical guest Katy Perry.
“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays (11:30 p.m. ET) on Global.