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Alec Baldwin Will Reprise Donald Trump Role on Saturday Night Live This Weekend

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Alec Baldwin will play President-elect Donald Trump once again, returning to Saturday Night Live this weekend after skipping the first post-election episode, the actor confirmed to Vanity Fair.

“I’m going to do it again this weekend, but not all that often. There was a lot of things online that was said about it — like why didn’t I do it after the election?” he said. “I was booked that weekend. Not even other jobs; we have things to do. It crashes every weekend.”

Baldwin took over duties as the 70-year-old at the start of the show’s 42nd season earlier this fall, and appeared alongside Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton in numerous sketches.

Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, added to Vanity Fair, “When he does SNL, it takes a big chunk out of it because you’re up so late, and then it eats into the next day. And for us, with little kids [children Carmen, 3, Rafael, 17 months and Leonardo, 2 months] it’s hard.”

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On Election Day, Baldwin told WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show that he doesn’t “hate” Trump, but also doesn’t “admire” him — making his portrayal “difficult,” reported Entertainment Weekly.

“When [Lorne Michaels] asked me, I said no,” Baldwin explained of first being asked to play Trump. “I said, ‘Well, I don’t want to do that,’ I don’t think I can do that. I mean, he had Taran Killam and Darrell Hammond, he had a couple of people who were in his compound there, who could do it I thought better than me. And I thought, ‘I don’t want to do it, I don’t think I can.’ But you get lucky and I also think that people were ready to take in that version of him, which is so aggressive.”