Alec Baldwin still hates playing Trump on SNL, says it has made him hope that a 'meteor hits the building and kills him'
Although he’s tired of doing the impression and believes others are tired of seeing him do it, Baldwin noted that he still goes out in public and gets recognized by people telling him how much they liked it. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be enough to get the star to reprise the 'SNL' role.
Despite the popularity of his impression of President Donald Trump, it seems Alec Baldwin did not enjoy playing the role on 'Saturday Night Live'. In fact, it reportedly made him wish for a meteor to hit the building and kill him. Fox News reports that the 61-year-old actor previously said he was “so done” with playing the role after being the go-to presidential impersonator in the 2016-2017 season.
“I think every time I did Trump after the first season — the first season everybody was high, they were in a lot of pain, they were confused,” Baldwin explained in the Season 3 premiere of Kevin Nealon’s YouTube series 'Hiking with Kevin'.“They thought, even if you didn’t like [Hillary Clinton], it is impossible that he would beat her. They just didn’t see that.”
After his Emmy-winning portrayal of Trump the first season he did the role, Baldwin had it as “fun, fun fun.” “Then, every time I did it — the second and third season I did it, I’d go into my room and I was like ‘I hope a meteor hits this building and kills me because I don’t want to do this ever again. I hate this.'”
Although he’s tired of doing the impression and believes others are tired of seeing him do it, Baldwin noted that he still goes out in public and gets recognized by people telling him how much they liked it. Unfortunately, that does not seem to be enough to get the star to reprise the 'SNL' role. “What I don’t like is that I don’t think it’s doing anything,” he explained. “It’s not doing anything good or bad for him.”
Baldwin had voiced similar opinions in a June interview with USA Today, saying that it was time for him to step away from the role. "I really don't have a lot invested in my Trump impersonation, so please find someone and convince Lorne (Michaels) to replace me. I'm completely down with that. Winning the Emmy for that show aside, it was not some career goal of mine."
“I can’t imagine I would do it again,” Baldwin said at the time. “I just can’t. They should find somebody who wants to do it. They’re all my dear friends and I love going there, but the other thing is that I’m going to go to work this fall in a way I haven’t done in a while. My wife and I had a son a year ago, and since he was born, I’ve worked minimally because I wanted to be there for my wife and kids. But the party’s over this fall and I’ll be traveling. SNL just crushes my weekends, and now weekends are going to become much more precious to me because that’s time with my kids.”