On Saturday Night Live, Alec Baldwin’s version of President Donald Trump has become iconic, but now the star’s getting ready to hang up his wig.
But rather than be sad, the 30 Rock star has admitted he’s ‘overjoyed’ to be saying goodbye to the character as Joe Biden wins the US election.
As New York led the cities around the world celebrating Trump’s defeat, Baldwin made his feelings known about the historic victory on Twitter.
‘I don’t believe I’ve ever been this overjoyed to lose a job before!,’ he joked.
Wife Hilaria Baldwin agreed and added: ‘I’m happy my husband is losing his job tonight.’
‘What a remarkable thing it is to see and hear the City of NY, my home for over 40 years, come alive again,’ Baldwin added. ‘So, so, so much joy here.’
He later shared a black and white photo from the 30 Rock studio, where he’s seen yelling at the public with a sign saying ‘You’re Welcome’.
He simply added: ‘It’s been fun.’
Naturally, Baldwin’s work isn’t over quite yet, with Trump still in office for three more months.
He was back in action on the SNL yesterday evening, with the team scrambling with just hours of notice to create sketches in honour of the win.
Jim Carrey has taken on the role of the President-Elect Biden, while Maya Rudolph has been playing the soon-to-be Vice President, Kamala Harris.
Baldwin’s Trump was seen moping to a sad version of Macho Man, before holding a conference refusing to concede and claiming voter fraud – which the real President claimed on Twitter, despite it being completely unsubstantiated.
But that didn’t stop Carrey and Harris celebrating his loss – and their gain, as the US prepares to say goodbye to Trump as he is lined up to leave the White House on 20 January, 2021.
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