Meryl Streep is basically a chameleon when it comes to transforming into her roles, but last night at the Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala, she stepped into her most challenging role yet—Donald Trump.
Streep played The Donald while Christine Baranski portrayed Hillary Clinton, and the two sang "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from the musical Kiss Me, Kate. The song is about using your words to trick people into liking you, so it was fitting.
This is Meryl Streep playing Donald Trump for a rendition of "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" pic.twitter.com/Y3yNdOwBr2— Charlotte Alter (@CharlotteAlter) June 7, 2016
Obviously, Streep played the reality show star pretty convincingly, nailing his weird hand motions and looking ravishing in orange. That is, her skin was orange.
More of Meryl and Christine Baranski doing Trump and HRC pic.twitter.com/t7jgNsf74d— Jacob Bernstein (@BernsteinJacob) June 7, 2016