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Georgia on his mind

Zach Braff says he’d like to play Jon Ossoff on ‘SNL’

Twitter users suggested 2 other Jewish actors as alternatives for the portrayal: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Timothee Chalamet

Zach Braff arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Marriage Story' at the Directors Guild of America Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Zach Braff arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Marriage Story' at the Directors Guild of America Theater on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

JTA — Zach Braff wants “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels to know: He’d be great at playing Jon Ossoff, the newly elected senator from Georgia, on the show.

“Lorne. I got this,” Braff tweeted Tuesday night as the election results continued to come in. Ossoff’s victory was declared the next day.

Some Twitter users objected, pointing out that Braff, 45, is too old to play the 33-year-old Ossoff, or doesn’t quite resemble the new lawmaker set to be his Southern state’s first Jewish senator.

Two other Jewish actors were suggested as alternatives for the portrayal: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Timothee Chalamet.

Still others thought that a reunion of Braff and his “Scrubs” co-star Donald Faison would be the perfect duo to portray Ossoff and his new fellow Georgia senator Rev. Raphael Warnock.

Democratic US Senate challenger Jon Ossoff speaks to the media at Dunbar Neighborhood Center during Georgia’s Senate runoff elections, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 5, 2021. (Branden Camp via AP)

Michaels, who is also Jewish, has yet to respond. But the “SNL” team had plenty of material to work with this week.

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