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Kristen Stewart with musical guest Alessia Cara hosts the 42nd season episode 13 NBC's 'Saturday Night Live' During a White House briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer blows his stack while constantly antagonizing members of the media. Featuring: Melissa McCarthy Where: United States When: 06 Feb 2017 Credit: Supplied by WENN.com **WENN does not claim any ownership including but not limited to Copyright, License in attached material. Fees charged by WENN are for WENN's services only, do not, nor are they intended to, convey to the user any ownership of Copyright, License in material. By publishing this material you expressly agree to indemnify, to hold WENN, its directors, shareholders, employees harmless from any loss, claims, damages, demands, expenses (including legal fees), any causes of action, allegation against WENN arising out of, connected in any way with publication of the material.**

Here's the story how Melissa McCarthy got drafted to impersonate Sean Spicer


Comedian Melissa McCarthy never had an intention of impersonating White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. In fact, when she received a call from one of the "Saturday Night Live" writers, she responded, "What?! How am I going to do that?"

From that moment on, McCarthy said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, she began really getting into the gig. She even asked SNL for eye bags to play a more convincing Spicer.

Sean Spicer Press Conference (Melissa McCarthy) - SNL

WATCH | Melissa McCarthy impersonates Sean Spicer on SNL

She also addressed the uncanny resemblance she shares with Spicer, explaining that her father also looks like the press secretary. 

"I feel like my dad and Sean Spicer had a baby, and it’s me. Which makes it even stranger," McCarthy explained.

When DeGeneres asked what her husband, Ben Falcone, thought about the gig, he replied, "I guess I'm into Spicer."

"Sexy was not the first thing that came to mind," he continued.

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