Alec Baldwin has entertained fans by portraying the current president of the United States in Donald Trump. This fall, he is going to have a comedic legend in Jim Carrey be his foil as democratic party leader Joe Biden.Saturday Night Live has found a pretty big star to go head-to-head with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump for the upcoming 46th season of the NBC series.
In a new interview with Vulture, SNL boss Lorne Michaels revealed that Jim Carrey has signed on to play Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. “You’ll see the same people. I mean, Maya Rudolph is coming back, and Alec [Baldwin] will be back. And Jim Carrey is going to do Biden,” Michaels said, explaining that the casting started with Carrey expressing interest in the part and then “it came down to discussions of what his take was … He will give the part energy and strength, and [Laughs] hopefully it’s funny.”
In addition to the Carrey news, Michaels also revealed to Vulture that SNL has added three new featured players to the cast: Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson, and Andrew Dismukes.