Hope Hicks may never say: “Alright, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up” a la Gloria Swanson. But there’s no doubt she’s in the Washington limelight.

Hope Hicks.
Hope Hicks. Image via YouTube.com
The young Trump aide — as White House communications director — is famously shy and behind-the-scenes.

Now she’s out front in a scandal involving Rob Porter, the president’s staff secretary who quit Wednesday after his two ex-wives accused him of domestic abuse.

Hicks, 29, has been defending Porter — who tabloids contend has been seen “canoodling” with him.

“This cloak of mystery has given rise to a kind of fan fiction on Twitter from those on the left,” said CNN’s Brian Stelter. “They imagine Keri Russell or Allison Williams someday playing Hicks in a movie about how she sabotaged Trump and saved the country.”

On Wednesday, “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff predicted that “Hicks becomes the John Dean of the Trump White House,” an allusion to the Nixon counsel who helped reveal the 1970s Watergate cover-up.

Olivia Nuzzi, who profiled Hicks for GQ magazine in 2016, admires Hicks to a point.

“The reason why she’s endured throughout the hiring and firing and public scandals and private dramas and backstabbing is because she’s smarter than anyone else who’s passed through Trump’s orbit,” Nuzzi told CNN.

Others are wishing her the best.

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