Nia Vardalos wants to play Nikki Haley on ‘SNL’
‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ actress makes her pitch on Twitter
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Nia Vardalos as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley? The actress has made her pitch to ‘SNL.’
“I just need a day's notice to get to New York @nbcsnl,” tweeted Vardalos, along with an image of herself side by side with Haley for comparison.
The resemblance really is uncanny.
Over 10 hours after her first tweet she doubledowned on her intentions.
“I cleared my week @nbcsnl,” she wrote.
Many loved the idea.
Make this happen, SNL!— Drew Samuto (@drewsamuto) March 6, 2018
You'd be PERFECT!!!! And that's coming from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! ????????????— Wendy Marcinkiewicz (@WendyMarcinkie1) March 6, 2018
Others said Vardalos is too good to play Haley.
I feel channeling her in an SNL sketch is akin to channeling a spirit using a Ouija board. You'll end up possessed or release a demon.— The Pizza Pirate (@ThatDrunkGeek) March 6, 2018
I love you, and I know you would skewer her beautifully...but that woman (using the term loosely) doesn't deserve any more attention. I keep hoping that, if we ignore her, she will go away. Like a zit. She's a human zit.— CM Hooke (@CMHooke) March 6, 2018
And still others took Vardalos’ offer as a criticism of Republican women.
One Twitter user even seemed to confuse Haley for conservative commentator Dana Loesch, and attacked Vardalos for attempting to imitate her.
They will have to do A LOT of work on you. Loesch is pretty and a strong confident women. A perfect role model for young girls. Actually NO. No amt of make up could even bring u close. #lovetrumpshate— Jan Velasquez (@Janisnz3) March 6, 2018
So, will Vardalos get the gig? Maybe ‘Saturday Night Live’ creator and fellow Canadian Lorne Michaels can help her out.
Vardalos wrote and starred in ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ and its sequel. She also developed, co-executive produced, and starred in the spin-off TV show, ‘My Big Fat Greek Life.’
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