*During a visit to “Ellen” with her husband Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy explained how her now-iconic impersonation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer came about.
“‘SNL’ called and Kent Sublette, one of our old friends from the Groundlings, who is one of the head writers there now, called and he goes, ‘I hear you’re in New York. Do you have any interest in coming in and doing Spicer for us?’” McCarthy said. “I was like ‘What?!’”
McCarthy said she was thrown by the prospect of playing Trump’s mouthpiece. When side-by-side photos of Spicer next to McCarthy as Spicer flashed onscreen, McCarthy joked: “My dad and Sean Spicer had a baby and it’s me,” McCarthy joked.
DeGeneres then jokingly asked Falcone if he finds McCarthy’s portrayal of Spicer “sexy.”
“I guess I’m into Sean Spicer,” the comedian joked, then clarified, “Sexy wasn’t the first thing that came to mind when I watched it.”