Michaels revealed that Jim Carrey has signed on to play Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
"Saturday Night Live" will see another big star Jim Carrey to play the role of Joe Biden Trump for the upcoming 46th season of the NBC series.
According to reports by Vulture, SNL director Lorne Michaels revealed that Jim Carrey has signed on to play Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Lorne Michaels revealed that, "You'll see the same people. I mean, Maya Rudolph is coming back, and Alec [Baldwin] will be back. And Jim Carrey is going to do Biden."
Jim Carrey was keen on playing the role of Joe Biden and Lorne Michaels is confident that Carrey will give the part the much needed energy and strength which will make the audience laugh out loud.
Prior to Carrey stepping into the role, Biden was portrayed by three different people throughout SNL's 45th season. Woody Harrelson played Biden three times, starting with his hosting stint for the season premiere in September 2019. Jason Sudeikis, who played Biden on SNL during Barack Obama's presidency, returned to play him during RuPaul's episode in early February 2020, followed by a single appearance by John Mulaney during his episode later that same month.
Michaels also revealed to Vulture that SNL has added three new featured players to the cast: Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson, and Andrew Dismukes.