Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump is shaping up to be one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark and gloomy administration. Trump himself might not be a fan of Baldwin’s work, but we are hoping he sticks around for a long time. That being said, we imagine playing Donald Trump on a weekly basis can be a bit emotionally draining. That might be why Alex’s brother Billy has offered to help share the load by playing Trump’s son, Eric.
During an interview with Access Hollywood, Billy Baldwin brought up the idea of joining his brother on Saturday Night Live. He noted that he was a little old for the role, but said it shouldn’t be too hard, considering the lack of material he’d have to work with.
‘I’ll play Eric Trump. I’ve got the slicked back hair. I’m a little old, but … I just have to sit there and go “duh”‘
During the interview, Baldwin made it clear that he enjoyed his brother’s performance, even if he was trying to be a bit more patient with Trump than Alex was. Baldwin stressed that he was hopeful that Trump would do well, but he did appear concerned about some of Trump’s recent actions and statements.
‘I’m trying to be patient in not the first 100 days, but the first couple hundred days. I want him to succeed, but I think that his definition of success is going to be very different than mine. Now with some of the stuff that’s going on, yesterday he’s tweeting about The New York Times and how it’s fake news and how it’s failing and none of that’s true. … The newly elected president has more important things to do, like intelligence briefings.’
Baldwin’s comments raise an interesting point regarding Trump’s policies. While no one wants to see the United States fail, each person’s definition of success is going to be different. At some point, you’ll likely have people who believe that the only way for America to succeed is if Trump fails to implement some of his more extreme policies.
For more information, you can check out part of the interview below:
Featured image via screengrab from Youtube.