Meryl Streep playing Donald Trump is something you have to see
Another Oscar-worthy role
Is there anything Meryl Streep can’t do? Whether it’s winning three Oscars, headlining movie musicals or starring as iconic real-life figures, it certainly feels like she can turn her hand to just about any role – including, as it turns out, US Presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Yes, you heard that right – Streep has turned in a surprise performance as the former US Apprentice host, trotting out the impersonation at a benefit gala paying tribute to William Shakespeare at the Public Theater in Central Park earlier this week.
We’re not sure exactly what made her settle on this idea – it’s certainly very topical – but apparently it went off without a hitch, with the audience thrilled to see Streep perform and sing at the end of the show.
After the performance, the Public Theatre's artistic director Oskar Eustis commented: "Utterly her idea, beginning to end. There were sceptics, there were doubters, but one of those sceptics was not Meryl Streep.
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"She was absolutely sure she could do it. None of us had seen her in costume or make-up, till she walked out tonight."
Frankly, when the movie of this odd presidential race is inevitably adapted they could find a worse actor to play Donald…