Jim Carrey goes toe to toe with Alec Baldwin on “Saturday Night Live”
; – because he will be the show’s new Joe Biden heading into the election.
Showrunner and EP Lorne Michaels announced Wednesday … and also shared that Alec is returning as President Trump, and so would it Maya Rudolph, who played a funny version of Kamala Harris last time.
But on Biden – who has been portrayed by Woody Harrelson and Jason Sudeikis too late – Lorne told Grib they would probably give Jim a shot … with conditions, it seems.
He says, “There was some interest on his part. And then we reacted, obviously, positively.” He added that there were warnings and explained … “But it came down to discussions about what had been taken. He and Colin Jost had a lot of conversations. He and I too. He wants to give that part energy and strength, and … [Laughs.] Hopefully it’s fun. “
Interestingly, Lorne wanted to find out how Jim would agree to portray the former Veep. Last time ‘SNL’ faked him … they often made Biden be wandering, clumsy and a little creepy with his touching-ness.
You have to wonder what it will take now … with the new backgrounds of the coronavirus pandemic, and Biden is the Democratic candidate.
We will find out on October 3, when the new season debuts.