Perez Hilton's Playing Paul Ryan in NYC Musical [VIDEO]
Because They Look So Much Alike?
He may actually be the very last person you would have thought of if asked to name someone who looks like vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, but Perez Hilton will be portraying Ryan in an off-Broadway musical this weekend.
Hilton is starring as Ryan, and himself, in NEWSical, the off-Broadway musical that's "lampooning current events, newsmakers, celebrities, and politicians."
"I get to play myself, I get to play some fictional characters and I also play some real-life people, and one of those people that I play is Paul Ryan," Hilton told USA Today at the Rock the Vote party at the Democratic National Convention.
As for how he gets into Paul Ryan mode -- considering they look nothing alike -- Hilton told USA Today, "I have a really good wig. I do a few push-ups and I run a marathon in 90 seconds backstage."
The NEWSicals gig isn't Hilton's first acting gig. He's made numerous appearances in various reality TV shows, of course, but in his pre-Perez days, he also had a minor role in The Sopranos season three episode "Fortunate Son," playing a college student working at a ticket office that gets robbed by Christufuh (Michael Imperioli) and a cohort.
Watch a video of Hilton's Sopranos action below: