Meryl Streep Is Often Mistaken for This Fellow Actress — Their Resemblance Is Uncanny

Academy Awards winner Meryl Streep has mistaken continuously for fellow actress Glenn Close, who is also a household name in her own right.

Meryl Streep and Glenn Close look so much alike that they are often mistaken for identical twins. Their resemblance is so strong, from their facial features to their hair color.

In a 2012 interview, Streep, often described as the "best actress of her generation," talked about being mistaken for the "Dangerous Liaisons" actress, according to Marie Claire.

Meryl Streep at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Meryl Streep at Lincoln Center on May 29, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

"On behalf of Glenn Close and me, who are often mistaken for each other, there should be no illusions," Streep disclosed to The New York Times. "I adore her, and I adore her film."

In 2012, Streep, who plays Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady," and Close, the star of "Albert Nobbs," were competitors at The Golden Globe Awards.

Glenn Close at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Glenn Close at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Streep recently showed off her bright red hair for her latest role in "The Prom," an upcoming musical romantic comedy film directed by Ryan Murphy, as reported by PEOPLE.

Close is in the Oscar conversation once again for her role in the Netflix original "Hillbilly Elegy."

Meryl Streep and Glenn Close at Marriott Marquis on November 10, 2008 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Meryl Streep and Glenn Close at Marriott Marquis on November 10, 2008 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

In an adorable photo shared by Murphy on social media, Streep is seen wearing hoop earrings, red lipstick, and a red shawl. She looks stunning in her new style.

"Meet the incredible icon-packed cast of Netflix's THE PROM," Murphy wrote in the caption. The director added that the show's cast buckled up and finished shooting amid the pandemic.

Meryl Streep photographed in August 1976. | Photo: Getty Images

Meryl Streep photographed in August 1976. | Photo: Getty Images

In the highly-anticipated movie, Streep is portraying the role of Dee Dee Allen, a Broadway performer who stars in a flop musical about Eleanor Roosevelt along with the character of James Corden.

Other stars in "The Prom" include Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, Keegan-Michael Key, Ariana DeBose, Jo Ellen Pellman, and many more. 

Glen Close at home in her apartment in the Chelsea area of New York City on July 1982 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Glen Close at home in her apartment in the Chelsea area of New York City on July 1982 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Close is in the Oscar conversation once again for her role in the Netflix original "Hillbilly Elegy," a film directed by Ron Howard, as reported by Fox News.

Speaking with Peter Travers for his ABC News special "Popcorn," the actress said that the determination to win or lose the award does not always rely solely on one's performance. 

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