Who Should Play Meryl Streep In A Biopic, According To Meryl Streep

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While we're lucky enough to have a ton of very talented and captivating actors in Hollywood at the moment, there are a few names that will go down as bonafide legends of the business. One of the most prolific actors of all time is none other than Meryl Streep, who has been transforming into characters for decades, earning acclaim and awards consistently throughout her countless acting projects. With such a stunning career and life in the public eye, it's only a matter of time until somebody decides to write a biopic about the living legend. But the question is: who the hell could possibly play Meryl Streep? It turns out the 19 time Academy Award nominee has an idea of her own.

In a recent interview with Huffington Post, Meryl Streep played a rapid fire game with her interviewer. When asked who could play her in a biopic, she quickly said the following:

Amy Schumer, of course.

Well, that was easy. In fact, the rapid fire questions stopped there, and Meryl Streep was able to reaffirm with certainty that Amy Schumer was definitely the right choice to play her on the silver screen.

Amy Schumer might be a surprising choice to play the great Meryl Streep in a biopic, but that doesn't make her any less qualified. Although primarily known as a comedian, she has certainly shown some talent with dramatic work. Anyone who saw her blockbuster Trainwreck will recall quite a few scenes where Schumer was able to flex her dramatic muscles. During the third act of the movie, her character suffered the loss of her father, and we were able to see her attempts to fight off tears while she eulogized him. She would also immediately come to blows with her sister, played by Brie Larson, and Schumer once again gave a performance that tugged at our heartstrings.

It turns out Amy Schumer might be as surprised as others, as she took to Twitter to respond to the interview. Needless to say, she was pretty psyched.

If Meryl Streep thinks that Amy Schumer is the perfect choice to play her in a biopic, then she must see some of herself within the young actress. Indeed, both Streep and Schumer are known to have razor sharp wits, which can be seen in both their performances and in interviews and press junkets.

Clearly, Meryl Streep has total faith in Amy Schumer's abilities as an actress. And if Meryl says it, then I'm sold.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.