Slater would love to join Ripa team
Christian Slater is totally open to one of the most highly coveted jobs in television.
The 47-year-old actor recently co-hosted “Live!” with Kelly Ripa, and during his appearance on Thursday’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” he made it clear that he wouldn’t mind it becoming a permanent gig.
“I love it, I live about, you know, six blocks away from there,” Slater told DeGeneres about the New York City set. “It’s one of the greatest jobs ever.”
Slater also had nothing but glowing things to say about 46-year-old Ripa. “I love her, she’s amazing,” he gushed. As for his role on the critically acclaimed show “Mr. Robot,” Slater said he can “absolutely handle both jobs.”
“I’m putting my hat in the ring, why not?” Slater said about ABC’s hunt for Ripa’s permanent co-host.
News broke on Wednesday that early front-runner Anderson Cooper has taken himself out of the running to be Ripa’s permanent co-host.
“I love [Kelly Ripa], she’s amazing,” actor Christian Slater said Thursday on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”