Melissa McCarthy Reveals How She Became Sean Spicer on 'SNL,' Jokes He's Going to Be in Her Christmas Card
By Jennifer Drysdale
Melissa McCarthy sees the resemblance between herself and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer -- so much so, that he might just make an appearance in her family Christmas card this year.
During an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, the 46-year-old actress opened up about how she got the gig impersonating Spicer on Saturday Night Live, and confessed that she didn't think she could do it at first.
"I was like, 'What? How am I going to do that?' And cut to somebody saying like, 'Boy, do you really look like that guy!' I was like, 'Wait a minute!'" McCarthy laughed, revealing that she was asked to impersonate Spicer by an old friend who is now a head writer on SNL.
"The weird thing is I feel think I look so much like my dad. I feel like my dad and Sean Spicer had a baby and it's me, which makes it even weirder," she added.
After a while, though, McCarthy couldn't deny the resemblance.
"The prosthetics -- the weirdest thing is that you mess with your ears and it really changes the shape of your head," she explained. "And then I really got into it and asked, 'Can I have eye bags?' And the answer was, 'Yes!'"