Sean Spicer Says He Hasn't Talked to 'Saturday Night Live' About Cameo
The former White House press secretary said he hasn't discussed an appearance with the show, despite what's been reported.
Melissa McCarthy's portrayal of Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live might have made the veteran communicator a household name, but don't expect to see Spicer on the show, contrary to a recent report.
"I have not had any conversations with anyone there about it," Spicer told The Hollywood Reporter in an email. "It is however the number one question I have been asked."
With only a few weeks left before he leaves the White House, rumors have swirled about Spicer's future. Earlier in the week, US Weekly reported that Spicer is "angling" to appear on the late-night show and is "asking people about getting on." Spicer has already said no to an appearance on Dancing With the Stars.
Spicer, who was replaced by Sarah Huckabee Sanders as press secretary, is on the record as saying that he thought McCarthy's performance went a little too far — though he's been a good sport.
As was recently revealed, Spicer is now being repped by Washington power lawyer Bob Barnett as he considers TV and other opportunities. So it's possible that an associate of Spicer's has been in touch with the show, even if he hasn't personally.
A representative for SNL wouldn't comment on the possibility of a Spicer appearance in some form.
While combative at times with the press, Spicer, unlike Anthony Scaramucci, was not banished from the administration after leaving his position.