We already know that both Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg have each already checked out of “Saturday Night Live” in order to move on to some other phases in their careers, and with that it really just leaves one major question mark when it comes to an actor who is a major part of the show’s cast — Jason Sudeikis. Best known for characters such as the Devil along with his impersonation of Mitt Romney, he has been a part of the show for nine years. However, the idea of taking on a character during an election year (which is marked generally by higher ratings and media exposure) may still not be enough to get him to stick around.
So why is Sudeikis still on the fence? After doing a number of movies lately, the actor tell the Los Angeles Times that there is a part of him that really just wants to take of and do other things already:
“I’d like the opportunity to use creative muscles that … haven’t been asked of me for the first nine years that I’ve worked there … It’s more having a desire to give more to a place I really believe in. To stay just for the juice of being in the public eye — of being Mitt Romney — is not enough.”
If we had to bet on it, we would think that Sudeikis and “SNL” would come up with some sort of compromise when it comes to tthe amount of work that he puts in on the show. They could keep him around just to do his Romney impersonation — similar to Tina Fey in 2008 with Sarah Palin — and then give him the freedom to do some other things all the while. This ensures that everyone gets the best of both worlds, and the show does not have to find a replacement Romney after fans have already attached the Presidential candidate to Sudeikis. (Now, they do still need to find a better Barack Obama than the one Fred Armisen tries to pull off.)
Do you think that Jason should stick around — at least until the elections are over? We want to hear from you below! To check out some more news about “SNL” coming to primetime this fall, be sure to read the story here.