Christine Baranksi Offers To Play Betsy DeVos On ‘SNL’
Emmy winner Christine Baranksi has offered to play newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Saturday Night Live.
CHRISTINE BARANSKI OFFERS TO PLAY BETSY DEVOS ON SNL
DeVos’ confirmation was a controversial and historic one, with the House divided 50-50, and Vice President Mike Pence stepping in with the tie-breaking vote. Many were opposed to putting DeVos in charge of the Department of Education, given that she donated millions to Donald Trump‘s campaign and that she’s never worked in the public school system.
“It would seem somewhat logical—we have that strong jawline, don’t we?” she told Vanity Fair. “I can play people with whom I drastically disagree. The [SNL] sketches have been unbelievable all through the election, and the post-election. So yeah, we could have a revolving door of people playing the cabinet members and all.”
Baranski has acted in The Good Wife for years, and will soon reprise her role as Diane Lockhart in the upcoming spin-off The Good Fight. SNL has recently had a slew of non-cast member actors playing parts for the Trump administration skits. Famously Alec Baldwin has done a great job at impersonating Trump, and last weekend Melissa McCarthy floored the audience as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The Good Fight premieres Feb. 19 on CBS.