Rosie O’Donnell won’t play Bannon on ‘SNL’ this weekend, rep says
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Despite speculation, actress Rosie O’Donnell doesn't plan to portray White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon during this weekend’s episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live."

O'Donnell's publicist confirmed to ABC News on Friday that the comedian wouldn't appear on the program amid rumors she may impersonate the former Breitbart News chairman.

The actress had replaced her Twitter profile picture on Thursday with a photoshopped image of herself as Bannon and tweeted earlier in the week that she was open to playing the controversial Trump aide.

“I am here to serve,” she wrote when asked if she would portray anyone from Trump’s administration. "I would need a few days to prepare. So if called — I will be ready.”


When another Twitter user named Bannon, O'Donnell tweeted that she was "available."

"We do not comment on rumored guest appearances," a rep for "SNL" said Friday, according to ABC News.

Actor Alec Baldwin, who has caricatured Trump on the comedy series since last year, is scheduled for an appearance during Saturday’s episode.

“SNL” cast member Mikey Day played Bannon during last weekend’s episode, appearing in a Grim Reaper costume next to Baldwin’s Trump.

The skit depicted Bannon as the real power behind Trump’s White House, urging the president to pick fights with foreign leaders over the telephone.

Actress Melissa McCarthy also lampooned White House press secretary Sean Spicer in a sketch that reportedly rattled Trump, who allegedly disliked seeing a woman portray one of his top aides.

Trump has repeatedly blasted “SNL” on Twitter, arguing it is “totally biased” due to Baldwin’s impersonation and has suffered falling ratings as a result.

"SNL" is purportedly enjoying its strongest ratings in 22 years, according to NBC, which said the previous record came during its 1994–1995 season.