Decked in a fat suit, along with messy hair and fake tan, Oscar-winner Meryl Streep proved that she can play anybody – including Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Streep dressed as the Republican candidate as she plays a role in a Shakespearean piece at the Park in New York City, alongside ‘Mamma Mia’ co-star and friend Christine Baranski.
Baranski, in return, dressed as Trump’s opponent, Hilary Clinton. Both performed ‘Brush Up Your Shakespeare’, which appeared in the musical ‘Kiss Me Kate’.
“You’ll let me know why it is all the women say no,” Streep sang, which also accompanied the caption of her photo in The New York Times.
“Brush up your Shakespeare and the women you will wow,” Baranski responded, “Just declaim a few lines from ‘Othello,’ and they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella.”
The lines they playfully threw to each other were originally sung by male gangsters advising men on how to woo women by reciting Shakespeare.
Fans lapped up the performance, and took to social media to share photos and videos of the event. One user named Jack Moore said that ‘sometimes the world is perfect.’
Here is a short clip of Streep and Baranski performing, courtesy of New York Times features writer Jacob Bernstein:
Shakespeare in the Park is a free annual event produced by The Public Theater. This year, it celebrates its 54th anniversary at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York.