Alec Baldwin Says Impersonating Donald Trump Is "Agony"
Published Mar 01, 2018When he's not defending alleged sexual predators, Alec Baldwin plays one on TV. Since the 2016 election, Baldwin has regularly donned a blonde wig to play President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. According to the actor, the role is hell.
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin said he's growing increasingly tired of the routine. "Every time I do it now, it's like agony," he said. "Agony. I can't."
Baldwin was initially expected to be a temporary guest performer in the role when Trump was in the running to be president. Of course, Trump was elected and Baldwin has continued to do the bit. He even shoehorned his impression into a book deal.
Baldwin continued by saying he can't really cope with Trump's poor leadership anymore. "I could go out on the street, stand on any corner and tap 10 people on the shoulder. And all 10 of them, in all likelihood, would be more qualified – ethically, morally, intellectually and spiritually – than Trump.
"I'll vote for Mitt Romney. I don't care," he continued. "Anybody over this guy. It doesn't matter. We have to get rid of him. And that's another project I'm working on."
Baldwin explained that he was working to get Trump out by speaking at some Democratic dinners. "My wife and I agreed that we're gonna give it everything we have," he said. "And then if, God forbid, he wins again in 2020, I'm wondering can I host a game show in Spain?"
Saturday Night Live returns on March 3. If Baldwin makes an appearance, keep an eye for that look of agony on his face.