A new Meryl Streep meme is taking over Twitter and proving that sometimes, the greatest memes come from photos that just need to age a bit. The photo in question, which shows Streep cupping her hands together and preparing to shout (or cheer), seems have come from a single moment during the 2015 Screen Actor’s Guild Awards. The camera panned to the actress when Debbie Reynolds took to the stage to accept the lifetime achievement award.
Across Twitter, users are imagining Streep filling in lyrics to hip-hop favorites and other dance party classics. All of which are, as you might expect, hilarious coming from the Oscar winner's mouth.
Streep gets down to the phat beats of Lil Jon:
Sings an epic ballad:
Takes a starring role in Mulan:
Breaks it down to DJ Casper:
And gets on board with Queen:
It isn't clear who started the meme or why a two-year-old photo has resurfaced now, but some people have their theories.
Of course, not everyone is happy about the meme filling up their Twitter feeds.
While it's unusual to see Streep spouting rap lyrics, it isn't all that hard to imagine that she could pull it off in real life. After all, she did star in the theatrical release of the musical Mama Mia. If you want to put your own spin on Streep singing, follow these steps.
For those keeping score, this isn't the first time Streep has turned into the meme hero the world needed. There was the popular vine of her cheering at last summer's DNC. And her role as stone-cold Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada will likely continue to inspire memes and gifs for years to come.
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