We already know legendary performer and actress extraordinaire Meryl Streep is one of the best at her craft. She has more Oscars than one could ever dream of getting, and more Oscar nominations than any other actor or actress in history. So, to hear that she was going to be playing Donald Trump for the annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala in New York City, well, you can only imagine many, many people were excited with anticipation for her performance.
Streep put on a fat suit, spray painted her face with likely the same orange spray
paint tan Trump uses, and styled her hair into Trump’s legendary and infamous gerbil quality coiffure. Her look was apparently kept secret until she actually walked onto the stage and she came out with his New York accent, obnoxious hand gestures and all.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
“Streep’s Trump was joined onstage by Christine Baranski as Hillary Clinton and the two performed their own special version of “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate musical.
The duo sang onstage and seemed to thoroughly entertain the audience, who laughed as Streep threw up her arms and got into character, her long red tie dangling in front of her. “You’ll let me know why it is all the women say no,” she bellowed.”
Here are some images from the event of Streep as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee:
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 7, 2016
Meryl Streep dressed up like Donald Trump tonight and Christine Baranski loved it. Sometimes the world is perfect. pic.twitter.com/NLg9FSUYiK
— Jack Moore (@JackPMoore) June 7, 2016
Don’t worry, there’s video too:
More of Meryl and Christine Baranski doing Trump and HRC pic.twitter.com/t7jgNsf74d
— Jacob Bernstein (@BernsteinJacob) June 7, 2016
Known for usually transforming herself into famous people such as Margaret Thatcher and Julia Child, Streep transforming into an orange racist misogynist was likely a first for her, and something she can definitely cross off the list.
If only to be in that crowd.
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