Back on June 6, 2016, Streep put on a Trump wig, a fat suit, an extra-long tie and some orange make-up to sing a twisted version of “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” from Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate. She performed the song with her Mamma Mia! co-star Christine Baransi, who dressed as Hillary Clinton for the occasion. The two performed at the Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater, notes Entertainment Weekly.
Fan-shot videos of the performance reveal that Streep and Baranski changed up the lines of “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” for the show. For example, Streep sang, “You’ll let me know why it is all the women say no.”
Here are photos of Streep as Trump:
Although Streep didn’t mention Trump by name in her Golden Globes speech, it was obvious who she was talking to. She specifically mentioned Trump’s mocking of journalist Serge Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis. “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life,” Streep said.
As many expected, Trump took to Twitter to call out Streep, calling the Hillary Clinton supporter a “Hillary flunky” and “overrated.” However, in a 2015 interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Trump called Streep “excellent.”
“Meryl Streep is excellent; she’s a fine person, too,” Trump told the Hollywood Reporter in 2015.
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