Gwen Ifill and Queen Latifah
AP; Celebrity Photo
10/03/2008 at 12:00 PM EDT
Saturday Night Live
has royal plans for a possible vice presidential debate sketch: they've booked Queen Latifah to play moderator Gwen Ifill.
"If we do a VP debate sketch, Queen Latifah is lined up to play Gwen Ifill," an SNL
rep confirmed to PEOPLE Friday.
Ifill, who moderated Thursday's vice presidential debate between Governor Sarah Palin and Senator Joseph Biden, is managing editor of PBS's Washington Week
and senior correspondent for The News Hour with Jim Lehrer
Because the SNL
lineup is not finalized until shortly before airtime, it's still possible a VP debate sketch will not go live.
In addition to Latifah's possible appearance, Saturday night's SNL
will feature host Anne Hathaway and musical guest The Killers.
The casting news was initially reported by EW.com