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Saturday Night Live has discovered a reasonably large star to go head-to-head with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump for the upcoming 46th season of the NBC collection. 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 identical folks. I imply, Maya Rudolph is coming again, and Alec [Baldwin] can be again. And Jim Carrey goes to do Biden,” Michaels mentioned, explaining that the casting began with Carrey expressing curiosity within the half after which “it got here right down to discussions of what his take was … He’ll give the half power and energy, and [Laughs] hopefully it’s humorous.”
Previous to Carrey entering into the position, Biden was portrayed by three totally different folks all through SNL’s 45th season. Woody Harrelson performed Biden thrice, beginning along with his hosting stint for the season premiere in September 2019. Jason Sudeikis, who performed Biden on SNL throughout Barack Obama’s presidency, returned to play him during RuPaul’s episode in early February 2020, adopted by a single look by John Mulaney during his episode later that same month.
Along with the Carrey information, Michaels additionally revealed to Vulture that SNL has added three new featured players to the cast: Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson, and Andrew Dismukes. Read our full interview with Michaels about the upcoming season of SNL here.