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“This was an ice skating scene I did for [Vanessa Williams] in Ugly Betty,” Meryl says of the picture above. “It was very light-hearted and whimsical and fun the way that she skated. You know, I knew how to ice skate, but to be honest I think Vanessa skates better than I do. I just had to watch the way she was skating. It was a casual night she was out with a friend of hers skating.” The stunt involved her getting pushed over a railing.

It wouldn’t be the first time she’s suited up to stunt for Williams. Though she’s stood in for the actress on Desperate Housewives and recently 666 Park Avenue, Meryl calls the stunt work she did for the actress in the 2000 version of Shaft her “big break.”

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