Jim Carrey to take on Joe Biden in new season of Saturday Night Live
Saturday Night Live has found its new Joe Biden, after the Democratic presidential candidate was portrayed by three different people throughout the 45th season.
NBC's long-running sketch comedy tapped Jim Carrey to play the former U.S. Vice President, who is seeking to bring 'energy and strength' to his depiction.
'Jim Carrey is going to do Biden,' Saturday Night Live's Lorne Michaels revealed in an interview with Vulture of the casting, 48 days ahead of the election on November 3.
The Emmy Award-winning producer, 75, noted that the 58-year-old comedian first expressed interest in the role and joked 'hopefully' his performance would be 'funny.'
'There was some interest on his part. And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was,' he added.
Michaels also confirmed that Alec Baldwin will return as President Donald Trump, Maya Rudolph will play Kamala Harris and cast member Beck Bennett will portray Vice President Mike Pence.
Carrey is replacing Woody Harrelson, who played Biden last season, and Jason Sudeikis, who owned the role of the politician throughout the Obama administration.
The political recast disappointed some fans, who flocked to Twitter to express their opinions.
'I’m so angry about this, I was sure they’d bring Sudeikis back,' noted Barack Obama's former chief speechwriter, Jon Favreau.
The announcement comes after it was revealed earlier this week, SNL would not have a studio audience present when cameras roll on its 46th season next month.
Production insiders told TMZ that the ...
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