Meryl Streep had an awkward encounter with an unnamed famous fan at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night (12Jan14) when she was approached for a cell phone photo during a toilet break.

The actress admits she was relieving herself when she realised a devotee was hovering outside.

She says, "People, I could tell, they were lurking outside the stall, listening for me to finish."

The movie great, who landed yet another Oscar nomination for her role in August: Osage County on Thursday morning (16Jan14), is always polite when fans approach her and ask to have their picture taken with her - but she wishes some were quicker about it.

She adds, "The first one (shot) is never good enough for them."