Adam Rippon, the American figure skater who just became the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win a medal at the Winter Olympics, says that he hopes one day Meryl Streep will portray his life story, should it ever get commissioned for the silver screen, TMZ reports.
The 28-year-old athlete who won bronze in the team figure skating event at the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, has won the 2010 Four Continents Championships and the 2016 U.S. National Championships, as well as the 2008 and 2009 World Junior Championships. He publicly came out as gay in October 2015.
And while no one is doubting Meryl Streep’s range when it comes to the possibility of the legendary actress playing Adam, fans have been wondering whether she would be able to hit his signature triple ‘Rippon Lutz’.
“She’s the most accomplished and ready for the role,” Rippon told TMZ on the way out of Watch What Happens Live in New York City.
The Olympic figure skater also revealed he has been living it up and having lots of fun ever since he came back from South Korea: Rippon has already met his celebrity crush, Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes. Check out the video to find out what the popular athlete has been up to since returning from the Korean Peninsula.