Melissa McCarthy Transforms Into Sean Spicer in Promo

To a song from 'West Side Story'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2017 11:26 AM CDT

Sean Spicer has said Melissa McCarthy could "dial it back a bit" when she portrays him on Saturday Night Live, but from the latest promo, it doesn't appear the actress will be taking the White House press secretary's suggestion—though she does show a softer, more show-tuney side of him. The one-minute YouTube clip uploaded Wednesday, to promote McCarthy as host of Saturday's show, features the Ghostbusters star being dolled up to "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story—though by "dolled up," we mean transformed into Spicer by the show's makeup and costume gurus. Entertainment Weekly notes this will be McCarthy's fifth turn as SNL host, catapulting her into the "Five-Timers Club," which includes Christopher Walken, Steve Martin, and Alec Baldwin in the No. 1 spot with 17 hosting gigs. (Will McCarthy's stint on SNL include a scene among the bushes?)

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