Melissa McCarthy is just brimming with confidence these days… even when she’s playing the most maligned man in the country.
The actress is hosting this week’s Saturday Night Live, and in the new promo above, she glides through Studio 8H in a flowing pink blouse, lip-syncing along to the West Side Story classic “I Feel Pretty.” And she keeps the song going even as she enters the makeup chair and gets transformed by cast members Mikey Day, Melissa Villaseñor and Alex Moffat into… embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer. (McCarthy has already played “Spicey” three times this season on SNL.)
But does the transformation stop her from dancing? Heck no! The Spiced-up McCarthy continues twirling through the studio, acrobatically tossing on Spicer’s Apple Watch and ending with a triumphant flourish. Hmmm… wonder what the writers will have to parody this week? (Do any of the cast members resemble James Comey?)
McCarthy’s episode of SNL, with musical guest Haim, airs this Saturday, May 13 at 11:30/10:30c (live coast to coast) on NBC.
Press PLAY to watch McCarthy’s SNL promo above, then hit the comments to predict what non-“Spicey” sketches we’ll see on Saturday night.