Melissa McCarthy Returns As Sean Spicer On ‘Saturday Night Live’ To Hit Press
Feb 07, 2017 05:07 AM EST
Off indeed to a "rocky" start, actress Melissa Mccarthy has returned to Saturday Night Live with a triumphantly gritty impersonation. And things are getting "spicier" for her intended target.
Oscar nominee McCarthy is the latest personality to hurl an impersonation against the Trump administration. Early on, Kate McKinnon has brilliantly spoofed President Donald Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway under the musical styling of Chicago. The impersonation has generated acclaim from both the audience and Conway herself. Ultimately, Alec Baldwin's divine spoofing of Trump is another win for the variety show. His near-perfect wardrobe and tirades were deemed to be the ultimate Trump impersonation from all critics and across all the political parodies in Saturday Night Live.
According to The Verge, McCarthy has channeled White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during his first, sudden press conference a day after Trump's inauguration on Saturday Night Live. The "Spy" actress has yelled and reprimanded the press with her gum-filled mouth. She has also unleashed a slew of "alternative facts" along with spraying the reporters with a Super Soaker. And who could forget when McCarthy has shared her password with sardonic nonchalance?
Meanwhile, CNET shared that McCarthy's performance has generated universal acclaim from the Twitterverse. It remained solidly as a top trending item during the Saturday Night Live's schedule and continued to stay on Sunday morning.
According to Reuters reporter Emily Flitter, "The @nbcsnl skit with Melissa McCarthy as @PressSec was so powerful some reporters tweeted it like an actual presser." For veteran NBC actor Andrea Mitchell, "Melissa McCarthy should do the briefing every day."
In related news, either Trump or Spicer has yet to comment on the recent, comedic undertaking by McCarthy on SNL., But as for the president, it wouldn't be too long before he erupts again about the Spicer impersonation. Trump has recently spewed a series of antagonistic tweets towards the show and Baldwin himself after his series of aggressive parodying.