Are you a fan of Meryl Streep? You’ve probably seen a lot of her movies then. And with three Oscars and countless nominations, you’ve come to expect Streep’s incredible transformations on screen for characters like Florence Foster Jenkins or Margaret Thatcher… but I bet you’ve never seen her like this:
You can thank Samantha Raye for these lovely internet gems, which she posts on the Instagram account @TasteOfStreep. As a graphic designer and actor in Brooklyn, Raye’s penchant for photoshopping Meryl Streep with food is clearly perfectly natural.
In an interview with the Cut, Raye said, “There are so many great actors that I admire, and I could go on for reams about each one. But come on, Meryl Streep tops everyone’s list… From what I’ve seen in interviews, she has a killer sense of humor and a love of life. No apologies for who she is, and honestly, I think she seems unbelievably cool. Pair that with food, and you’ve got one stellar combo.”
But how does she come up with the food pairings? Raye told Lucky Peach, “I search the Internet and find a picture of her where something about her outfit reminds me of food.” You can read the interview for more in-depth examples.
The resulting images range from tasteful…
…to tasteless (in the best possible way).
Raye started posting in January of this year, and with every post, 2016 becomes all the richer for it. Thank you, Samantha.