- Meryl Streep made use of a spray tan and a fake belly to get in character
- She was joined by Christine Baranski who played Hillary Clinton
- The special act was for a gala benefit for the Public Theater
The New York Times reports that the three-time Oscar winner took the stage Monday in New York as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee during a gala benefit for the Public Theater.
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
A Times reporter has posted video of the performance on Twitter showing Streep impersonating Trump while performing a duet alongside actress Christine Baranski's pantsuit-clad Democrat Hillary Clinton. The pair sang "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me, Kate."
Meryl Streep just added Donald Trump to her resume at the Public Theater Gala pic.twitter.com/5ftmcKbRjN- Jacob Bernstein (@BernsteinJacob) June 7, 2016
More of Meryl and Christine Baranski doing Trump and HRC pic.twitter.com/t7jgNsf74d- Jacob Bernstein (@BernsteinJacob) June 7, 2016
Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis tells the newspaper that the performance was Streep's idea and "she was absolutely sure she could do it."
Streep is a supporter of Clinton.
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