While “Saturday Night Live” may have a Betsy DeVos for the time being in Kate McKinnon, it seems as though Christine Baranski is willing to offer up her services in the event that the show wants her — much in the same way that Rosie O’Donnell did for Steve Bannon.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, the former “Good Wife” star (who is getting set to reprise her role as Diane Lockhart for the upcoming CBS All Access series “The Good Fight”) had the following to say about her physical similarity to the Secretary of Education, and her willingness to take on the part if asked:
“It would seem somewhat logical. We have that strong jawline, don’t we? I can play people with whom I drastically disagree … The 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.”
We do think it would be fun to utilize a series of different celebrities for various cameos as members of Trump’s cabinet, but doing so in some ways is a difficult proposition. If an impression is so good (say Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer), you’re going to want to see her show up multiple times in order to play the character. Unfortunately, that becomes difficult when you have to coordinate different schedules. Let’s say that Spicer does something monumentally terrible over the coming weeks and you want to make fun of it on the show — it becomes challenging, since any cast member would have a hard time living up to the impression.
The good thing about Baranski is that she already is centrally located in New York, given that this is where “The Good Fight” films. We do still think that Kate does a great job in this role, but this is an occasion where a one-off could be fun.
Do you think that celebrity cameos as various people within the Trump administration is a good idea, or should it be left more to the cast members? Be sure to share some of your thoughts now with a comment!