Jim Carrey went on Twitter on December 19th to reveal he left the Joe Biden impressions he gave to ‘Saturday Night Live’ viewers and we have EXCLUSIVE details on what’s planned next.
Jim CarreyThe 58-year-old shocked fans when he shared the bittersweet news that he will no longer play the role of president-elect Joe Biden, 78, in the upcoming skits on Saturday Night Live, but also promised that there would be a “long list” of competitors ready to take his place. The comedic actor stunned viewers with his portrayal of Joe, soon to be the 46th President of the United States, during the first six episodes of the series’ 46th season, but his role should always be limited and an SNL creator Lorne Michaels is already considering other talented actors to join next.
Although my tenure was only supposed to be 6 weeks, I was thrilled to be elected your SNL President … comedy’s ultimate duty. I would love to go ahead and know that Biden was the winner for nailing this shit. But I’m only one in a long line of proud fighting SNL Bidens!
– Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2020
“Season 46 is now looking for their new 46th Lorne and the producers loved Jim Carrey as Joe Biden and they always expected they would only have him for a limited time,” a source told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY after the news from Jims Departure made the headlines. “Lorne asked if they could get another celebrity to take on the role, but with Covid restrictions that have become a lot tougher than originally expected.”
Jim Carrey as Joe Biden on an episode of ‘SNL’. (NBC) “The next best option now is to get someone from the current cast on,” the source continued. “Beck Bennett is in the driver’s seat to get the role as he has been practicing being Biden. You also thought about it Alex Moffat and Mikey Day to do it, but Beck is the front runner. “As many SNL fans know, Beck has impressed in the past with unforgettable impressions of political figures, including Bill Clinton, Jeb Bush, and Mike Penceso he could surely take on the role of Joe. Even though Jason Sudeikis, who, like Jim in the past, has played a huge role in Joe on SNL, reportedly shot Apple TV + sitcom Ted Lasso in the UK. So it’s not clear if that would stop him from returning to the role in the US in the future.
Jim Carrey plays Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph plays Kamala Harris on ‘SNL’. (NBC) “You have some time to figure out everything to make the final decision as this is the last SNL of the year with at least four years left from a Biden presidency,” the insider added. “We may find out tonight, but they want to open the show with a Covid vaccine sketch and / or a vaccine sketch Tom Cruise Sketch instead of political. They’re still putting the show together so next year we can find out who will end up with the job again. ”