Alec Baldwin Collects $1.4K Every Time He Plays Trump

He explains his technique to the 'New York Times'
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 21, 2016 8:36 AM CST
Alec Baldwin Collects $1.4K Every Time He Plays Trump
This Oct. 1 photo released by NBC shows Alec Baldwin portraying Donald Trump during a sketch on 'Saturday Night Live.'   (Will Heath/NBC via AP)

Donald Trump might not be a fan, but Alec Baldwin's impersonation of the president-elect is turning into a Saturday Night Live staple. In an interview, Baldwin tells the New York Times that the key to his mimicry is in the "puffs," meaning the pauses in Trump's speech. He says Trump strikes him as a man always pausing and looking for stronger words, but failing to find them. "It’s the same dish—it’s a grilled-cheese sandwich rhetorically over and over again." Other nuggets: He is paid $1,400 for every appearance, he has a tangerine Trump wig specifically tailored to fit his head, and it sounds like the appearances will diminish because of his acting schedule and his view that the public will tire of it. Read it in full here. (More Alec Baldwin stories.)

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