Guess How Much Alec Baldwin Gets Paid To Play Donald Trump On SNL

It's not as much as you think

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Alec Baldwin is literally triggering US president-elect Donald Trump every week on Saturday Night Live - but is he making YUUUUUGE money doing it?

In a word, no. A New York Times profile on Baldwin has revealed that he gets paid $1,400 per show, which is nice for 5 minutes of screen time but is hardly, for example, record-setting Game of Thrones bucks either.

For Baldwin, it seems like needling the incoming president is payment enough so he plans to keep up his SNL appearances when his busy movie schedule allows in the New Year.

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The cutting accuracy of Baldwin's impression caught many by surprise, and the actor himself says noticing Trump's vocal "puffs" helped him crack the politician.

"I see a guy who seems to pause and dig for the more precise and better language he wants to use, and never finds it," he explained. "It's the same dish - it's a grilled-cheese sandwich rhetorically over and over again."

Still, Baldwin wrestles with the possibility that humanising Trump with his Saturday Night Liveimpression could have played some small role in getting him elected.

"I do recognise that that is a possibility," Baldwin admitted. "But I think that now that he is the president, we have an obligation - as we would if it was him or her - to dial it up as much as we can."

One person who isn't charmed by Baldwin's impression is Trump himself, who has accused SNL of engaging in "bias" for mocking him.

Baldwin ultimately won that round too, shooting back: "Release your tax returns and I'll stop."

ViaDigital Spy.