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Meryl Streep Reveals Which Comic Actress She’d Love to See Star in Her Inevitable Biopic

The answer will (genuinely) surprise you.

“Florence Foster Jenkins”

Paramount Pictures

You’ll never guess who Meryl Streep thinks could play her in the probably inevitable biopic about her extraordinary life and career — and, no, that’s not clickbait or some kind of rouse, because Streep really has named an unexpected choice. But that’s not to say it’s not a good, or at least very intriguing, one.

Streep recently sat down with The Huffington Post to chat about her role in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” a biographical look at the extraordinary “fake it till you make it” opera singing career of the eponymous character, a society maven with a huge affection for music and a stunning lack of talent for actually making any of her own. During the video interview, HuffPo reporter Matt Jacobs led Streep in a fun game imagining different careers and hobbies for some of Streep’s starriest co-stars (and, because she’s Meryl Streep and knows everyone, other famous actors she’s met along the way).

READ MORE: ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Review: Meryl Streep Shines As the World’s Worst Singer in Tricky Drama

The most interesting imaginary occupation of all? Who could play Streep in a biopic, a question she answers without missing a beat: Amy Schumer. Consider us very interested in the potential for that casting.

Check out the full video interview over at The Huffington Post.

“Florence Foster Jenkins” is currently in theaters.

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