Jimmy Fallon surprises the actor with his "The Public" co-star Emilio Estevez and Kelly Clarkson for his 61st birthday.
Alec Baldwin celebrated his birthday in style on "The Tonight Show," where he spoke with Jimmy Fallon about the future of his Trump impression on "Saturday Night Live" and his family before the host dropped a few surprises on him before raising him up.
With four kids in tow, Fallon seemed a little surprised at Baldwin's response when he asked if he and his wife were interested in having any more children.
"We would have another one," the actor said. "We always say when the baby comes, you look at the baby and you're like, how can we-- What are we gonna do? Send it back? You know, we always think, this is perfect."
But perhaps number five might finally be the magic number that would convince him to stop. "All of our kids are like magical, so we would have another one," Baldwin said. "And then after that, my wife's gonna have to have her second husband, her next marriage.
When Fallon asked Baldwin if he plans to continue on as Donald Trump, Baldwin shot back, "I heard you're replacing me. Are you replacing me on 'SNL'?"
Finally he admitted that he really doesn't know how long he might play the role, blaming it on how much he enjoys the people on the show, and "SNL" creator and showrunner Lorne Michaels.
"Lorne will call me up and he'll be like, 'Are you coming this weekend?' And I'm like, 'Well, I was thinking of having some kidney dialysis,'" Baldwin said. "And he's like, 'Okay, sure, sure, great. Sure. You do that. You have the dialysis and don't come do the show.' So you always-- You get sucked in. They keep pulling me back in."
Baldwin also gets the people who criticize his impression, saying it's not the best Trump impression out there. He hears you and he knows. He just doesn't care. Because that's not what it's about.
"When you do the cold open, you're lighting a fuse," he explained. "It's not like we're going to pause and do like some Steven Soderbergh movie now where I'm playing Trump. We've gotta kind of drive it and make it brassy and loud and fast. So I do Trump, I do my world-famous, mediocre Trump impersonation that fits into the show."
Later, Fallon shared with his audience that today (Wednesday) was Baldwin's 61st birthday. And while Baldwin said he didn't want a cake or singing or a hat or any of that-- Well, Fallon planned every bit of that.
But the cake and hat were provided by Baldwin's friend Emilio Estevez, who wrote, directed and stars alongside Baldwin in "The Public," and the song was performed by Kelly Clarkson, so it's kind of hard to complain.
And finally, to honor this monumental achievement, Jimmy Fallon literally lifted Baldwin into the rafters of the theater. "I'm so glad if I die it's from somebody who has as much money as you do, Jimmy, so you can take care of my kids," Baldwin joked as he was being strapped in.
While he's up there, fans can check out his new film "The Public" on Friday, April 5, and then see if he comes down to reprise his Trump this weekend on "Saturday Night Live."
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