In the competitive and exhausting world of freelance Trumping, viewers are spoiled for choice. Studio 8H’s resident Trump, Alec Baldwin, has said he sees an end to his SNL impression of the President. If Lorne Michaels is interested, there’s another non cast member that would be game to take on the wig. He comes with prior experience, too.
Thursday’s edition of The Ellen DeGeneres Show featured Ellen and guest Johnny Depp having a chat as part of his promotional blitz for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. The subject of Depp’s portrayal of Trump for Funny or Die‘s Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie parody. Ellen asked if Depp had seen Baldwin’s impression of the president on Saturday Night Live. He hadn’t.
“Well, I’ve seen Trump do Trump,” said the actor. “Which is shocking to me.”
When asked if he’d take over from Baldwin for that special late night gig, Depp was pretty open to it.
“Sure,” answered Depp. “Because then, basically, Alec’s done all the work. I can just copy him.”
Take a moment to imagine Johnny Depp doing an impression of Alec Baldwin doing an impression of Donald Trump next season. That’d be wild. Of course, Lorne still has lots of time to sort his Trump on deck circle spot out. The season finale of Saturday Night Live featuring the impressive combo of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Katy Perry airs May 20. It will also be the farewell show for veteran SNL star Bobby Moynihan.