Christina Applegate Plays Meryl Streep in Funny or Die Lifetime Spoof (Video)

“Married with Children” alum offers raw behind-the-scenes look at Oscar-winning actress

Christina Applegate is ready to show the world the real Meryl Streep in the Lifetime original movie, “Meryl.”

At least that is the premise of the new Funny or Die video featuring Applegate. She plays the multiple-Oscar winner in the behind-the-scenes story of some of her most famous roles, like “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Adaptation.

“We also learn the secret to Streep’s ability to cry on command. However, the narrator admits that finding salacious details of Streep’s life proved challenging. “Honestly, we kind of struggled to find dirt on Meryl,” he says. “So we made things up. In the end, there was really no reason to do this movie.”

Watch the video.