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Christina Applegate is a terrible Meryl Streep in Lifetime spoof

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Funny or Die

Meryl Streep has has played plenty of real people on screen: nuclear whistleblower Karen Silkwood, culinary icon Julia Child, and former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, to name a few. Now the 19-time Oscar nominee is getting the biopic treatment herself — or at least a comedic version of it — courtesy of Christina Applegate and Funny or Die.

Applegate, the Married … With Children and Vacation star, does her best bad Streep impression in the trailer for Meryl: The Lifetime Biopic, a fictional TV movie purported to be from the same network that that gave us The Anna Nicole Story and Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.

In appropriately melodramatic fashion, Applegate puts her twist on signature scenes from the Streep canon: singing woefully off-key in Mamma Mia, threatening to beat up a priest in Doubt, calling for bourbon while massaging a chicken in Julie & Julia. The faux-biopic also promises to reveal the shocking secret behind Streep’s ability to cry on cue.

See Funny or Die’s trailer for Meryl: The Lifetime Biopic below.

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