Recently, the two stars made a special appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and it did not disappoint! Ellen, who is known for her comedic genius and laid-back style, decided to make things interesting:
"Because you are both brilliant actors, thespians, I'd like to challenge you..."
The challenge involved the two mega stars, who are also huge fans of each other's work, try to act out each other's most famous roles.
First to go was Meryl Streep, who did a spot-on enactment of the famous "box of chocolates" bit from Tom Hank's movie Forrest Gump. He in turn did his best at acting out Meryl Streep's bossy character in Devil Wears Prada.
If that wasn't funny enough, things got even more interesting when Ellen pulled out a surprise. Since the two celebrities were having so much fun playing each other, Ellen decided to add some props to the mix. Hilarity quickly ensued.
The audience went crazy when Ellen pulled out the massive wig! Meryl Streep had worn it for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, and from the looks of it, Tom Hanks would be wearing it next! Ellen handed the wig over, and like a good sport Tom Hanks put it on.
Genuinely amazed at the size of the wig, Tom questioned if it was the real one. Turns out, it was! And it looked quite funny on Tom's head.
Tom's impersonation with the wig not only made the audience roar with laughter, but had Meryl Streep cracking up like never before! He even ended the performance asking if he could keep the wig!
It is great to see seasoned celebrities show a more personal side and an appreciation for humor, and these two did just that.