On Thursday, during his appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Johnny Depp said that he would take Alec Baldwin’s place impersonating President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live if Baldwin decides that he no longer wants to play the part.
Shockingly, Depp says he has never seen Baldwin’s Trump impersonation, but in 2016, the Golden Globe winner played the real estate mogul in a Funny or Die video called Art of the Deal.
He also said:
‘Well, I’ve seen Trump do Trump, which is shocking to me.’
Baldwin previously indicated that he may not play his role as President Trump long-term, as he has drawn tons of criticism from the White House for doing so. Back in March, Baldwin told Extra:
‘Trump just overwhelmingly lacks any sportsmanship, he remains bitter and angry, and you just want to look at him and go, “You won!” His policies aside, which you can hate, I thought he would have just relaxed. The maliciousness of this White House has people worried… that’s why I’m not going to do it much longer, the impersonation, I don’t know how much more people can take it.’
Depp would be the perfect candidate to take over Baldwin’s Trump impressions on Saturday Night Live. According to Depp, “Alec’s done all of the work,” and all he has to do is “just copy him.”
Earlier in the episode, he talked with Ellen about resurrecting his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for a fifth time in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Surprisingly, this is the only movie of the entire series that Depp has seen in full.
What is his favorite part about playing Captain Jack Sparrow? His trips to the children’s hospital.
Depp, who told Ellen that he visits the children “as much as I can,” said:
‘Wherever I go, I bring Captain Jack in a box. You meet all these amazing kids who are dealing with very, very adult illnesses. You see some incredible courage in their faces. It’s the parents who are just falling apart. I don’t break character, I just try to do as much stupid stuff as I can to make him laugh.’
Check out Johnny Depp’s hilarious impersonation of Trump in the video below, via YouTube:
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