In a recent interview with the British Press Association, actor Alec Baldwin revealed that he may be done playing President Donald Trump when the current season of “Saturday Night Live” ends.
Baldwin has played the president to great critical acclaim throughout most of it’s 42nd season. Despite the popularity of his character, Baldwin claims that it may be time to hang it up once the season ends.
“After that, I don’t quite know,” he recently said. “I don’t quite know if people want to continue with that. If everything stays the same in the country as it is now, I don’t think people will be in the mood to laugh about it come September.”
Baldwin was later asked if he would play Trump outside of “SNL,” perhaps amid an internet push to get him to appear as Trump at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner.
“I don’t know if I’d want to be Trump for more than a 5-minute slug of time on ‘Saturday Night Live,'” Baldwin explained. “You’d have to pay me an ungodly amount of money, because it would be exhausting. It would be tiresome.”
In December, Baldwin explained his impression to the New York Times.
“You just pick these three or four beats physically, and to me, I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what’s going on inside him … I see a guy who seems to pause, to dig for the more precise and better language that he wants to use and never finds it.”