Fred Armisen has gotten some flak for playing Barack Obama in blackface on Saturday Night Live, but let's face it: He's good at it. GQ interviewed Armisen, who says he never got shit for playing New York Governor David Paterson — "And he’s blind! I’ve done Prince—an African-American. And nothing. There’s something about this guy." Meaning Obama, of course. Armisen says there's a trick to playing Barak: "He is an intense listener. I thought, What is that? Now I’m learning little things as I go. Some of his blinks are longer than others. Also, he moves his head from side to side when he talks. Like quickly, left right left right. It’s brand-new!" Oh, and here's a shocker: Armisen hopes Obama wins. [GQ]
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