Meryl Streep Stars in ‘Trump in the Park’
Actress dons mullet and fat suit in surprise appearance at Central Park
More of Meryl and Christine Baranski doing Trump and HRC pic.twitter.com/t7jgNsf74d
— Jacob Bernstein (@BernsteinJacob) June 7, 2016
Meryl Streep, in a mullet, fat suit and absurdly long red tie, surprised a New York city audience Monday night with a parody performance of Donald Trump.
Streep sang a satirical and strangely fitting song — about how to re-purpose lines from Shakespeare to woo women — during an annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala, opposite Tony Award-winning actress Christine Baranski, according to media reports.
“Just declaim a few lines from Othello, and they’ll think you’re a hell of a fella,” Baranski sang, to which Streep responded: “You’ll let me know, why it is all the women say no.”
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
In the musical “Kiss Me Kate,” the Cole Porter song is performed by gangsters. Streep, a master of accents, has been hailed as an actress who can play any role and has won acclaim for performances of political figures like Margaret Thatcher and the mother of a U.S. senator who ruthlessly plots for her son to become vice president.
And in the 2016 election, business mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump has won widespread support and clinched the Republican presidential nomination by portraying himself as a ladies man who has no used for political correctness.