“Saturday Night Live” is having its best ratings in decades thanks in part to Alec Baldwin’s acclaimed impression of President Donald Trump, but the actor admitted it’s not all that enjoyable to do.
“Playing him is not a lot of fun because he’s tense, he’s angry, he’s pissed off, and that’s not always fun to play,” Baldwin told “Extra” correspondent Hilaria Baldwin, who is Alec’s wife, on the set of “SNL” where he’s preparing to host this weekend for the record-breaking 17th time.
Baldwin is surprised by Trump’s repeated tweets about the show and other things he believes a president shouldn’t focus on.
“[When] he won I thought he would have settled down and relaxed,” he said.
Baldwin also addressed the comments made by White House press secretary Sean Spicer that Baldwin’s impression of Trump is “mean.”
“What is he supposed to say?” Baldwin said. “All those guys are working for Trump. They work for the president, and they are going to say what they need to say to fit in… That’s symbolic of where we’re at — we repeat back everything that Trump says.”
Watch the complete “Extra” interview with Baldwin below:
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