Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night with the talk show host, Alec Baldwin revealed he “wouldn’t say he’s not lobbying” to play Trump at the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Dinner, for which several other men apparently are lobbying.
Baldwin also revealed how his now famous impression of Donald Trump came to be: “I had no idea what I was going to do. I mean literally the moment I walked out there, I just said to myself, ‘Eyebrow out.’ I tried to stick my face out, my mouth out. I was in the makeup room, they’re putting my wig on, and it was like a scene from a mental hospital: I’m getting the wig on me and I’m sitting there the whole time going, ‘China, China,’ again and again, until you don’t think about it.”
It’s one thing to get the voice and facial scrunch down, but Baldwin says to really capture the essence of Trump, you must understand his fundamental speech and thought pattern: “To me, Trump was someone who, he’s always searching for a stronger, better word, and he never finds it. So whenever you do Trump, he’ll sit there going, ‘These people, they’re great people, they’re fantastic people, and I just want to say working with them was —’ [pauses] … and then he goes: ‘a fantastic experience.'”
Take a look at the clip below: