Alec Baldwin plays a exaggeratedly stiff-jawed version of President-elect Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” a portrayal that’s ruffled the future leader of the free world’s feathers.
But while Baldwin’s been extremely critical of Trump outside of character as well, he’s apparently willing to be one of the very few professional entertainers willing to perform at his inauguration, according to a Friday tweet. However, that offer comes with one condition: Baldwin wants to bang his head to AC/DC’s hard-rock anthem “Highway to Hell.”
Baldwin’s Friday gesture came after a series of Thursday night tweets where he slammed the president-elect as “the most reviled candidate in our history.”
As TheWrap first reported, Trump’s team is struggling to book A-list performers for his inaugural festivities, with two talent bookers saying they were offered ambassadorships if they could deliver marquee names. The inauguration team has its sights set on top-tier talents like Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Aretha Franklin, and are willing to pay steep fees for the performers.
Trump’s team has managed to enlist 16-year-old former “America’s Got Talent” star Jackie Evancho to sing the national anthem. They’ve also booked the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Radio City Rockettes.
Several high-caliber performers have already publicly rejected requests to take part in the Jan. 20 festivities, including Celine Dion, Garth Brooks, Elton John and operatic singer Andrea Bocelli.
As TheWrap reported on Wednesday, Trump is so displeased with his team’s inability to lock in A-list talent that he’s ordered a “Hail Mary” shakeup of his recruiters to try to book performers, according to a person familiar with the situation.