Tom Hanks Has Meryl Streep's Vote to Run for Vice President With Oprah Winfrey
By Jackie Willis
While Meryl Streep's name has been thrown around as Oprah Winfrey's vice president -- should she run in 2020 -- the acclaimed actress has another celebrity in mind.
Streep appears on Tuesday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show with her Post co-star, Tom Hanks, and responds to all the buzz about Winfrey running for office following her empowering speech at the Golden Globes.
When DeGeneres refers to Winfrey as "our future president," Streep calls Hanks "our future vice president." Her quip coming after Golden Globes host Seth Meyers jokingly endorsed the 44-year-old actor running for VP.
Further praising the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award, the 68-year-old actress praises her "barn burner" speech. As for whether Streep would endorse Winfrey for president, she responds, "Where do I send the check?"
The nine-time Golden Globe winner didn't stop there! Further gushing over Winfrey's speech, she adds, "You realize how we thirst for that. We really want that kind of elevated, aspirational, can-do, optimistic attachment to the principles of our country."
Also during the show, Streep accepts a challenge to embody some of Hanks' most iconic movie roles. He did the same, and hilariously donned a Julia Child wig in an attempt to impersonate the actress' portrayal of the cook in Julia & Julia.