If they gave Oscars for best actress in a starring role: Meme—Meryl Streep would win several times over.
This time she stole the show at a sporting event—the U.S. Open. Just as the Mamma Mia 2 star was settling in, watching Novak Djokovic take on Juan Martin del Potro in the Men’s Singles U.S. Open final at Flushing Meadows, the telecast found her in the crowd and decided to not only get a little reaction footage but to chat a bit about Streep while they were at it.
Turns out, it was a pretty smart move because whether she’s on stage, up on the screen, in the audience, or on the sidelines—the Queen of Meme just does not disappoint.
Check out the 69-year-old’s utterly fabulous reaction to the intense match:
Meryl Streep is the emoji at the US Open final. pic.twitter.com/70C8SMl8In
— ESPN (@espn) September 9, 2018
Twitter was ignited by Streep’s pure reactions and how caught up in it all she seemed to be:
— Lola.Oliver (@LolaOliverr) September 10, 2018
meryl streep’s reaction to that last del potro-djokovic point was everything pic.twitter.com/yTVCKlu1p0
— Alison Mah (@alisonmah) September 9, 2018
— εѵα ✨ (@evamariestreep) September 9, 2018
She just so compellingly embodies what we’re all feeling:
— Clare Mason (@bellecoeur) September 9, 2018
— Margarita Cuesta (@MagoCL5) September 9, 2018
— Streep Reactions™ (@StreepReactions) September 10, 2018
Even Entourage’s Jerry Ferrara thought Streep deserved an award:
Meryl Streep just got nominated for an Emmy for “Best Reaction at the US Open Finals”. pic.twitter.com/ZWdlI9vp41
— Jerry Ferrara (@jerryferrara) September 9, 2018
Not only was her reaction to the match a hit with fans but her reaction to hearing the announcers talk about her reactions on the sidelines was completely meta-licious:
— Central Meryl Streep (@cmerylstreep) September 10, 2018
— Trumpence (@Trumpences) September 9, 2018
And it was only a matter of time before somebody said it out loud:
MERYL STREEP IS THE MEME QUEEN I DON’T MAKE THE RULES pic.twitter.com/mNGxLlMLjA
— marina (@streepsoul) September 10, 2018
We love you, Meryl.
— Héctor Cruz ⚽️ (@HectorCruz76) September 9, 2018