“Yea, we’re going to fit that in. I think people have enjoyed it,” said Baldwin, who was in New York City on Monday to promote is new movie “Blind.”
Baldwin’s take on the 45th President of the United States was only meant to last for the duration of the presidential election, but after Trump’s victory, Baldwin stuck around for more cold open sketches during the president’s first 100 days. Baldwin had previously voiced uncertainty about returning to the role this fall, saying he wasn’t sure if people would embrace his performance as much after nine months of Trump as president.
“If everything stays the same in this country as it is now, I don’t think people are going to be in the mood to laugh about it come September,” he said in an interview in March.
But while Baldwin has come around to returning to the role, he did warn “SNL” fans that his busy fall schedule will prevent him from appearing on Lorne Michael’s show as often as he did last season, meaning they will have to settle for “a couple celery sticks” rather than a “whole meal.”
Baldwin’s recurring appearances were a major factor in the show’s dramatic ratings surge during its 42nd season. The season premiere back in October was the show’s highest rated premiere since 2008, with ratings up 17 percent year-over-year.