Alec Baldwin Reveals How Much 'SNL' Pays Him to Play Donald Trump

Regarding comparisons that have been drawn between Baldwin, who received harsh criticism after leaving an infamous voicemail for his daughter eight years ago, and Trump's controversial statements, the actor told the paper: "The difference is, with Trump, it's incontrovertible that he has said the things he's said".

Baldwin said that he planned to continue playing Trump on SNL, as Team Trump continues to deliver SNL writers more material by the shovel-full.

"SNL" hair designer, Jodi Mancuso, told the New York Times that the wig "helps him transform instantly".

According to the New York Times, Baldwin confirmed that he isn't involved in writing his Saturday Night Live sketches, and is paid $1,400 to show up and appear on the show each episode.

But Baldwin might not make as much per appearance as one might think.

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Playing the President-elect on "Saturday Night Live" isn't exactly a high-paying gig. However, as interesting as the technical elements of the impression are, it's Baldwin's execution and feelings about the man he's impersonating that give the piece serious weight.

Earlier this month, Trump took to Twitter to criticize the show, slamming them over a sketch about him compulsively tweeting.

"It's the same dish - it's a grilled-cheese sandwich rhetorically over and over again."
If you're interested in reading about what is sure to be a political impression that will go down in history, I highly recommend checking out the article. But Baldwin's ongoing SNL appearances since the election still seem to run the risk of humanizing Trump, as does Kate McKinnon's deer-in-headlights depiction of Trump surrogate Kellyanne Conway.

"I think that now that he is the president, we have an obligation - as we would if it was him or her - to dial it up as much as we can", Baldwin said. Who gets rid of this guy?...

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