We’ll get our first look at Alec Baldwin as President-elect Donald Trump this Saturday night.
Baldwin confirmed to Vanity Fair on Thursday that he’ll be returning to Saturday Night Live this week (NBC, 11:30/10:30c) to do his impression of Trump. “I’m going to do it again this weekend, but not all that often,” he says.
It’ll be Baldwin’s first appearance as Trump since last Tuesday’s presidential election, which saw Trump score a stunning victory over Hillary Clinton. Last week’s SNL opened not with Trump, but with Kate McKinnon as Hillary playing a somber piano rendition of the late Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”
Baldwin says he didn’t play Trump last week because he was busy: “I was booked that weekend. Not even other jobs; we have things to do. [Doing SNL] crashes every weekend.” (Baldwin has three young children with wife Hilaria Thomas.) Early reports suggested Baldwin only planned to play Trump through the election, and his absence last week led some to speculate that SNL would have to find another Trump. But he’s back for one more week, at least.
Does Baldwin’s return as Trump make you more likely to watch SNL this week? Cast your vote in the comments.