Jason Sudeikis is still undecided about whether or not he’ll return to “Saturday Night Live” this year, or bolt like his fellow hot-in-Hollywood costars Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg.
That’s a big problem for the late-night sketch show as we head into the presidential election, since Sudeikis is “SNL’s” own personal Mitt Romney.
But while impersonating the presidential candidate is a juicy gig, it might not be enough of a lure for the comedian to stay up late on Saturday nights, considering his movie career is on the up and up.
“I’d like the opportunity to use creative muscles that… haven’t been asked of me for the first nine years that I’ve worked there,” Sudeikis tells the LA Times in a new interview. “It’s more having a desire to give more to a place I really believe in. To stay just for the juice of being in the public eye — of being Mitt Romney — is not enough.”
Fans will still see Sudeikis on the campaign trail soon, though — he costars with “SNL” alum Will Ferrell and “The Hangover’s” Zach Galifianakis in the new political comedy “The Campaign,” opening this weekend. He also has “We’re the Millers” on deck with Jennifer Aniston.
“It’s a weird time in the world,” Sudeikis explained of his take on Romney. “You say one wrong thing and lose points. We’re probably just watching a guy who’s scared to screw up. So my Mitt is a little square, a little boring, a little disconnected from the human experience.”
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