Meryl Streep wants Amy Schumer to play her in biopic

Meryl Streep and Amy SchumerIf Meryl “The Great One” Streep says she wants you play her in a movie about her life, it’s probably time to celebrate.

The three-time Oscar winner sat down with The Huffington Post during a press junket for her new movie Florence Foster Jenkins, and was asked the question — who would play Meryl Streep in a biopic?

Amy Schumer, of course,” the three-time Oscar winner answered almost immediately.

Naturally, the Trainwreck star got word of Meryl’s compliment, and reacted the only way Amy Schumer would, tweeting out a simple, “Holy sh*t.”

But Amy wasn’t the only star to receive high praise. During the rapid-fire interview with THP, Meryl was given the difficult task of choosing which former co-star is talented enough to build a house.

The movie star paused for a moment, and then replied, “My first thought is Harrison Ford. I never worked with him, but I know him.”

If that’s not revealing enough, she also thinks George Clooney would be an expert hula-hooper, and her Florence co-star Simon Helberg could imitate farm animals like a pro.

And lastly, who does the acting legend think would be the best at scaring off a bear while camping? “Liam Neeson. Duh.”

Do you agree with Meryl’s nomination? Who do think could play her? Tell us below!

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  1. FrenchFries • August 15, 2016 @ 4:51 PM

    Daniel Day-Lewis

  2. Snepts • August 15, 2016 @ 5:18 PM

    But why?! Viola Davis or Chris Pratt would be more forward-thinking choices.

  3. nael • August 16, 2016 @ 4:20 PM

    I don’t think anyone is clamoring for a Streep biopic. But if it should happen they need to cast a woman who looks like a chicken, like Streep does.

  4. Snepts • August 23, 2016 @ 12:25 AM

    I think Meryl looks quite brave.

  5. Summer • December 22, 2016 @ 10:02 PM

    I think Jim Carey would scare off a bear. And everyone else. He’s pretty creepy looking.

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