Jim Carrey took to Twitter on Dec. 19 to reveal he’s leaving behind the Joe Biden impressions he gave ‘Saturday Night Live’ viewers and we’ve got EXCLUSIVE details on what’s being planned next.
Jim Carrey, 58, shocked fans when he shared the bittersweet news that he’ll no longer be playing the role of President-elect Joe Biden, 78, in upcoming skits on Saturday Night Live, but also promised there is “a long list” of contenders ready to take his place. The comedic actor impressed viewers with his portrayal of Joe, who will soon be the 46th President of the United States, during the show’s first six episodes of the 46th season, but his role was always supposed to be limited and SNL creator Lorne Michaels is already considering other talented actors to step in next.
Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2020
“Season 46 is now looking for their new 46. Lorne and the producers loved Jim Carrey in the role of Joe Biden and always expected that they were only going to have him for a limited time,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife after the news of Jim’s departure made headlines. “Lorne has been looking to see if they could get another big-name celeb to take on the role but with Covid restrictions that has become much harder than originally expected.”