How Melissa McCarthy came to play Sean Spicer on SNL

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The actress told Ellen DeGeneres on Friday that she was in New York when an old friend called, saying: "I hear you're in New York ... do you have any interest in coming in and doing Spicer for us?'"

McCarthy recounts:

"I was like 'What?!'' ... cut to somebody being like, 'Boy, you really look like that guy.' ... I feel like my dad and Sean Spicer had a baby, and it's me. Which makes it even stranger. ... the weirdest thing is you mess with your ears and it really changes the shape of your head..."

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