Christine Baranski *really* wants to play Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on "Saturday Night Live"
In news of things that should have happened, like, yesterday, Christine Baranski says she wants to play Betsy DeVos, the new Education Secretary, on Saturday Night Live, and YES PLEASE.
Baranski’s comments come after Hollywood comedian and Stars Hollow resident Melissa McCarthy spoofed the current White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on SNL last weekend (much to the ire of President Trump). Likewise, the long-running Saturday night comedy show has previously spoofed President Trump by having Alec Baldwin impersonate the buisness tycoon, and even had Kate McKinnon sing “Hallelujah” dressed as Hillary Clinton following her election defeat in November last year.
What’s more, Rosie O’Donnell, whom has a long running feud with Donald Trump, said that she wanted to play Steve Bannon on the show, even going so far as to change her Twitter profile picture to herself mocked up as Trump’s chief strategist. Basically, everyone now wants to go on SNL and impersonate someone in government.
Now Christine Baranski has added her hat into the ring, too.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, Baranski, who is just about to launch her new show and The Good Wife spinoff on CBS‘s digital platform this month, said that she felt that she’d be a perfect fit to play Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
While we saw Kate McKinnon impersonating DeVos, we think that the striking similarities between Christine Baranski and the Education Secretary, when it comes to their appearance at least, would just add another level of HILARITY to the proceedings.
Baranski also spoke about how her new show, The Good Fight, would explore themes that seem to be percolating in society today, especially when it comes to the struggles of women. Watch the trailer for The Good Fight below.
Tbh, we’d absolutely LOVE to see Christine Baranski AND Rosie O’Donnell on SNL, and seriously hope that this becomes a reality ASAP.
Meanwhile, you can catch The Good Fight on CBS All Access from February 19th.