Laura Benanti Nails Melania Trump Impersonation on ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’
Laura Benanti, Tony Award winning-actress, showed off her hilarious impersonation of Melania Trump on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night — addressing the plagiarism allegations of Melania’s RNC speech.
Laura Benanti Channels Melania Trump On ‘Late Show’
“The Late Show has secured the first exclusive appearance by Mrs. Trump to address the controversy,” Stephen Colbert announced to the audience. “Please welcome Melania Trump.”
Benanti suddenly walked on stage to the podium, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Melania, as she greeted Colbert with a bunch of cheek kisses.
“My fellow Americans,” Benanti began, in a perfect impression of Melania’s Russian accent. “This is truly the best of times . . . It is the worst of times. I did not plagiarize my speech last night; I would never do such a thing. I would not, could not with a goat. I would not, could not on a boat.”
Benanti hilariously took quotes from Charles Dickens and Dr. Seuss — but as the speech continued there were more quotes from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, McDonald’s commercials and Kit Kat commercials.
“To those who say I stole my speech…I say give me a break! Give me a break!” Benanti said, pausing a moment to outrageously pose like a model for the camera. “Break me off a piece of that KitKat bar!”