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Watch Meryl Streep ape Donald Trump: Let’s give her an Oscar for this too

Can Meryl Streep ever go wrong? At a recently held Park Public Theatre Gala in New York, the Streep nailed it as the Republican Presidential nominee, Donald J Trump.

hollywood Updated: Jun 08, 2016 17:52 IST
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Meryl Streep hold the record for the most Oscar nominations with 19 nods to her name.
Meryl Streep hold the record for the most Oscar nominations with 19 nods to her name.(Twitter)

Can Meryl Streep ever go wrong? The 19-time Oscar nominee and 3-time winner is not just one of the greatest actors ever but a brilliant impersonator too.

At a recently held Park Public Theatre Gala in New York, Streep nailed it as the Republican Presidential nominee, Donald J Trump. Faking an orange tan, along with a padded suit and an oversized red tie, Streep took the audience by surprise by mimicking the oft-ridiculed Trump. From his pursed lips and hanging belly to that voice, everything was on point.

Meryl Streep along with Christine Baranski’s pantsuit-clad Democrat Hillary Clinton, performed Brush Up Your Shakespeare, a number from the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate. She enacted Trump throughout her performance, keeping in mind the way he sounds and his combative attitude even while singing. The performance was a sight to behold and the audience loved it.

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The Public Theatre artistic director Oskar Eustis told the New York Times that the performance from the beginning to the end was Streep’s idea and she was absolutely sure that she could do it. “None of us had seen her in costume or makeup till she walked out on stage”, he said. However, her depiction of Trump was a one time show.

In February 2016, Johnny Depp starred in a mockumentary as the orange-faced, combed-over Donald Trump. Released by the comedy website Funny or Die, Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie was a 50-minute video styled as Trump’s self-made TV movie adaptation of his 1987 best-selling self-help book. The movie was intended to be released before Trump’s campaign faded away, but as Owen Burke, the editor in chief of Funny or Die’s said, “It doesn’t seem like he is going away.”

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