Alec Baldwin Goes From Being ‘So Done’ With Playing Trump To ‘If They Want Me To Do It, I Probably Will’

The reign of Alec Baldwin as President Trump has come to an end.

Speaking to USA Today about his upcoming role as John DeLorean in the documentary “Framing John DeLorean”, the actor also touched on one of his most famous parts.

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“I’m so done with that” Baldwin said of playing 45.

“They should find somebody who wants to do it,” he added. “‘SNL’ just crushes my weekends, and now weekends are going to become much more precious to me because that’s time with my kids.”

Baldwin also believes that Darrell Hammond does a “far better” impression. Anthony Atamanuik, who impersonates Trump on “The President Show”, is also one of Baldwin’s frontrunners, “if Atamanuik wants the job, it’s his. He can have it.”

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“Winning the Emmy for that show aside, it was not some career goal of mine,” he noted.

He then changed his tune when speaking with TVLine a few days later.  “Lorne [Michaels] is my dear friend, and if he wants me to continue, I probably will,” he said.

Baldwin added, “I get sick of [appearing as Trump] and I’ve whined about it regularly, because in the zeitgeist I’m a pretty political person and where I would normally put that energy is in voter registration, to work with MoveOn.org, to get involved in an actual candidacy and get more into that. But Lorne is my dear friend and [‘SNL’] is like another home to me, so if they want me to do it, I probably will.”

A source close to the situation tells ET Canada that since the show is off for the summer no conversations around casting have been started.

 

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