Entertainment Cecily Strong: Melania Trump likes her SNL portrayal

06:21  04 february  2018
06:21  04 february  2018 Source:   The Hill

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Cecily Strong , who plays Melania Trump on ' Saturday Night Live ,' says she heard that the first lady likes the way she 's been portrayed on the show. She 's also "heard through the grapevine that [ Melania ] watched the show and she likes it."

There may be a reason that Melania Trump is appreciative of Cecily Strong ’s portrayal of her . During a TODAY interview, Strong said that she tries to play Mrs. Trump as “ likable ” and “fun.” However, the “ Melania Moments” segments on SNL usually paint the first lady’s husband in an

a close up of a person© Provided by The Hill "Saturday Night Live" star Cecily Strong says in a new interview that she met first lady Melania Trump when now-President Trump hosted in 2015, where she learned that the first lady enjoys Strong's portrayal of her on the weekly comedy show.

In an interview with NBC's "The Tonight Show," Strong says that the first lady said little when dining with SNL stars in 2015, but that she heard from the president himself that Melania Trump enjoyed the impression.

"She came to the dinner...I don't remember her saying anything," Strong told host Jimmy Fallon. "She pointed at me when she walked in, and then I think he said 'she likes your impression.'"

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Cecily Strong : I try to play Melania Trump as ' likable ' on SNL . Just like the real Melania Trump , Stong's version is poised, elegant and happy to defend her husband — and she 's likable . Or at least Strong hopes so.

Cecily Strong , for one, told Seth Meyers on Tuesday that she was nervous about meeting Melania Trump after the impressions she ’d done. “I was a little nervous to see if she ’d like it,” Strong said. “We had the host dinner that night , and she walked in.

"But I've heard through the grapevine that she watches the show and she likes it," Strong continued. "And I feel like she gives us little messages," she added, to laughs.

Trump hosted the weekly live comedy show in November of 2015 in the early days of his campaign amid heavy protests from some of the show's more liberal viewers.

"When she decorated the White House for Christmas...I thought that was a gift to us," Strong joked, referring to the Trumps' White House holiday decorations that seemed melancholy to some.

The first lady has been reclusive in recent days following a report from The New York Times alleging that her husband, through a lawyer, organized a payment to a porn star who has claimed in the past to have had an affair with Trump.

Most recently, Melania Trump made headlines when she backed out of her husband's trip to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum last month.

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