Christina Applegate has come a long way since playing Ed O’Neill’s daughter on the once controversial prime-time sitcom, Married With Children. Having made her transition rather awkwardly into cinema, Christina seems primed to become one of the best actresses in the comedy genre.
Applegate is proving this by playing the role of Meryl Streep in a spoof that many are wishing was a trailer for an actual biopic. Her clever send-up of the acclaimed dramatic actress will make you wonder why she isn’t in more films. She nails spoof performances of a variety of scenes from films, including The Devil Wears Prada, Kramer vs. Kramer, Doubt, and Mamma Mia. Ms. Applegate proves that she has the talent to do more than she has.
Christina Applegate’s own filmography isn’t very impressive, having appeared as the first female President of the United States in the spoof on gangster films, Jane Austen’s Mafia. Previous to that, she landed roles in several less than stellar films, including Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and Mars Attacks. Christina only started being taken a little more seriously when she co-starred with Will Ferrell in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and she then became the voice of a female chipmunk in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
Applegate landed her second franchise film when she played the daughter-in-law of Clark Griswold in this year’s Vacation.
Now Funny or Die has her playing the role of Meryl Streep in a trailer which had US Magazine laughing enough to wish she was in more major comedies.
As the narrator for the spoof trailer tells us, Applegate wouldn’t be right to play the role if the biopic were real, although E! Online says otherwise.
“From the network that brought you Anna Nicole, The Brittany Murphy Story, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, and Whitney, comes a stunning new portrait of the greatest actress of our time. Married with Children‘s Christina Applegate gives the performance of a lifetime, in the role of a lifetime, on Lifetime.”
“Critics agree, [Christina] was the wrong choice to play Meryl. Honestly, it’s like she’s not even trying. This legitimately hurts my ears.”
“Go behind the scenes to see the secret life of America’s most beloved actress. Honestly, we kind of struggled to find dirt on Meryl, so we made things up. In the end, there was really no reason to make this movie.”
Would this spoof biopic with Christina Applegate be something you’d want to see made?
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