Rosie O’Donnell Just Debuted Her Steve Bannon and It’s Too Good
On Monday, Feb. 6 comedienne and TV icon Rosie O’Donnell offered to portray controversial White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Saturday Night Live. As of yet, the only figure to play Bannon on the show has been the Grim Reaper — a fitting representation, though we’re partial to O’Donnell’s take, which she debuted for her Twitter followers on Friday.
Offering fans a preview of what could be, O’Donnell changed her Twitter profile picture to a pic of herself as Bannon. Sporting the controversial figure’s grey hair and makeup to mimic facial structure, details like moles and liver spots were added to perfect the impersonation.
On SNL’s Feb. 4 episode, Bannon was portrayed by an unknown actor in a Grim Reaper costume alongside Alec Baldwin’s mega-popular Donald Trump, who himself makes frequent appearances this season.
Since actress Melissa McCarthy’s masterful depiction of Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday, many viewers have urged more women to take part in portraying Trump’s so-called “Cabinet of Curiosities” on the long-running sketch show.
“Before we begin,” McCarthy’s Spicer said at the time, “I need you to know that myself and the press have gotten off to a rocky start. When I say ‘rocky start,’ I mean it in the sense of the movie Rocky because I came out here to punch you.
“Now I’d like to begin today by apologizing on behalf of you to me for how you have treated me these last two weeks,” McCarthy’s Spicer continued, “and that apology is not accepted! Because I’m not here to be your buddy. I’m here to swallow gum and I’m here to take names.”
O’Donnell herself supported McCarthy’s appearance, referring to her peer as a “comedy god.”
According to CNN, O’Donnell “is not doing ‘SNL,'” she’s simply going along with fan suggestions that she could rock the part. After this prolific impersonation, however, we wouldn’t be surprised to see her in upcoming episodes.