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Video: Christina Applegate Hilariously Portrays Meryl Streep In Fake Biopic

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Meryl: The Lifetime Biopic with Christina Applegate from Funny Or Die
It's about time we got a Lifetime original movie on actress Meryl Streep, even if it's a fake one.

Anchorman's Christina Applegate (though we'll always think of her as Kelly Bundy in Married With Children) took on the dramatic role of playing Streep in a fake Lifetime biopic teaser that Funny or Die released today. We get to see Applegate do not such a great job of portraying the multi-Oscar-winner in some of her iconic films—from The Devil Wears Prada to Mama Mia! and Julia and Julia (while drunk). The narrator in the trailer even admits that Applegate was the wrong choice to play Streep, and that the filmmakers struggled to find any real dirt on the actress, "So we made things up," he says. That may include how Streep is able to fake-cry in movies.

We wouldn't mind if this spoof became a real movie. After all, Lifetime is very self-aware as the network let Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell make a spoof on the whole Lifetime original movie genre in the over-the-top dramatic, A Deadly Adoption.