Saturday Night Live has seen an increase in the ratings ever since Season 42 started. The success of the long-running sketch comedy series has often been attributed to its increase in political impressions during the latest season. Now that SNL has become more popular, some bigger name celebrities have been clamoring for a part on the show. The latest is former Scrubs actor Zach Braff, who is now clamoring to shave his head to play a member of Donald Trump's cabinet. Here's what the actor thinks.
In an open letter to Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels on Twitter, Braff has volunteered to play White House adviser Stephen Miller. While the two men have sort-of similar profiles, they certainly do not have similar hair, which is why Zach Braff is volunteering to shave his head for a role. That's not the sort of dedication required of people trimming or gaining fat for a movie role, but chopping off a full head of hair is still a big commitment for what would be likely to be a really small role on a late night TV show. What do you think, could the actor pull it off?
Of course, there's no indication that Saturday Night Live is looking for someone to play Stephen Miller. Even if the show were to hire someone to play the character, we don't really know if the series would look for a celebrity or someone on staff to take on the role. Still, a shaved head is dedication that some other person may not be able to offer.
Zach Braff isn't the only actor looking to take on a role on SNL. Rosie O'Donnell has had a similar online presence after stating she would like to play Steve Bannon on the NBC series. Saturday Night Live has signed on celebrities to play a lot of people this season, with Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump standing out. Zach Braff may not be the worst route to go if the show needs Stephen Miller at some point and he has a relationship with the network, as he has popped up on NBC comedies like Community and Undateable in recent years. Maybe it would be the type of gig that would put Zach Braff back into the comedic limelight again.
We'll keep you posted if Saturday Night Live casts any other big names. In the meantime, you can take a look at who is heading to the NBC show in the coming weeks with our SNL guide.