Last month when Melissa McCarthy debuted her White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live, it was easy to see its comedic genius.
Then, a week later, she and the SNL writers somehow topped it.
SNL is currently on hiatus until April 8, with McCarthy returning to host on May 13. Until then, the actor tells USA Today that she plans to stay plugged into Spicer's press conferences with the hope of making her motorized-podium-Ivanka-Trump-jewelry-wearing-press-berating impression even better.
“I’m just watching and observing," she said. "I (hope) for everyone to have clarity and better things to say. And in the meantime, I just squirrel away notes.”
Spicer, meanwhile, has his own suggestions for McCarthy, telling Extra last month that she might want to "dial back" her impression a bit: She "needs to slow down on the gum chewing; way too many pieces in there."
McCarthy, who might say the same to Spicer, told USA Today that her impression helps shows what SNL does so well.
"It’s political satire," she said. "It’s there to skewer and kind of be a watchdog in a playful way of what’s actually happening. It’s just that perhaps we have gone further in reality than we thought we ever would. So I’m glad that SNL still is there to lovingly poke the bear.”
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