Zach Braff added his name to the list on Monday, revealing who he wants to play
On Monday, Zach Braff became the latest celebrity to throw his hat into the ring for a gig on the long-running sketch show, which reached its highest ratings in six years during Saturday’s Alec Baldwin-hosted show.
“Dear Lorne, I will shave my head to play this guy. Pleeeease,” Braff wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of senior White House senior policy advisor Stephen Miller‘s recent appearance on Meet the Press.
Miller drew criticism earlier this week for a series of media stops in which he defended Trump’s false claim that rampant voter fraud occurred during the 2016 election, which just so happens to be the type of situation SNL has mastered the art of mocking this season.
Though Alec Baldwin (Trump) and Kate McKinnon (Kellyanne Conway, Betsy DeVos, and Jeff Sessions) have held the reins as the impersonators in chief, many other celebrities have offered up their services to the show.
Below, check out the other famous faces who have expressed interest in trolling the Trump team — and who aren’t afraid of the near-guaranteed tweet storm to follow.
Kathy Griffin, Stephen Miller
Looks like Braff has some competition for the role of Miller. Griffin also expressed interest in playing the Republican with a tweet she sent on Monday. “Haha, yes!” she wrote in response to a request from a fan who hoped to see her on the show as Miller. “But I STILL wanna c @rosie as #PresidentBannon.”
Christine Baranski, Betsy DeVos
The Good Fight star told Vanity Fair she’d be game to portray the controversial Secretary of Education DeVos, who was played by McKinnon on the Feb. 4 show. “It would seem somewhat logical — we have that strong jawline, don’t we?” Baranski said. “I can play people with whom I drastically disagree. The [SNL] sketches have been unbelievable all through the election, and the post-election. So yeah, we could have a revolving door of people playing the cabinet members and all.”
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Rosie O’Donnell, Steve Bannon
In perhaps the best campaign of all, O’Donnell wasn’t shy about wanting to play chief strategist Steve Bannon, who is currently being portrayed on the show as the Grim Reaper. O’Donnell even launched a hashtag, #BannoninChief, in support, and changed her Twitter avatar to a Photoshopped mash-up of herself and Bannon. The idea was hatched Feb. 6 after a fan on Twitter suggested she “take one for the team” and play Bannon, since Melissa McCarthy’s impression of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer had allegedly irked the president. “I am here to serve – alec has trump – melissa has spice – i would need a few days to prepare – so if called – i will be ready,” she wrote. O’Donnell later repeated that she was “available” and willing to serve if called.
Billy Baldwin, Eric Trump
Alec Baldwin’s younger brother jokingly offered to play Trump’s son Eric, which would seemingly not take a lot of effort. “I’ll play, like, Eric Trump,” he told Access Hollywood. “I’ve got the slicked-back hair. I’m a little too old for that, but yeah. Because I just have to sit there and go, ‘Duh.'”
Margaret Cho, Ben Carson
Cho seems to have her impression of Carson, the Housing and Urban Development secretary nominee, down pat. “Hey @Rosie…also @nbcsnl do you need someone for Ben Carson, I’ve literally been practicing how to hold full conversations while sleeping.,” she wrote on Twitter Feb. 7.
Melissa McCarthy, Sean Spicer
The one that sparked it all, McCarthy’s impression of press secretary Sean Spicer garnered rave reviews, although not from Spicer himself, who told Extra McCarthy “could dial back” on her portrayal. (She didn’t seem to take the advice in her second appearance.) So far, she’s the only volunteer to get the shot.
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