Meryl Streep Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

27th February 2017

Quote: "From her mediocre early work in The Deer Hunter and Out of Africa, to her underwhelming performances in Kramer vs. Kramer and Sophie's Choice, Meryl Streep has phoned it in for more than 50 films over the course of her lacklustre career." Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Donald Trump and his criticism of multi-award winning actress Meryl Streep as "overrated" in his opening monologue at Sunday's (26Feb17) Academy Awards. The U.S. President infamously hit out at the movie star on Twitter after she blasted him onstage at the Golden Globes in January (17) for mocking a disabled reporter while on the campaign trail last year (16). Streep was up for her 20th accolade, Best Actress for Florence Foster Jenkins, at the 89th Academy Awards.

9th August 2016

Quote: "I didn't realise that I had done that, actually. I just was swept up in the moment. It was a pretty amazing moment in history." Meryl Streep hadn't planned on letting out a scream of joy as she prepared to address the crowd at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania last month (Jul16), when U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton became the first woman to be nominated by a major party to run for the White House.

9th August 2016

Quote: "I think that's very lovely of her to say but then she might not be happy with the result." Meryl Streep responds to U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's suggestion that the actress should portray her in a biopic.

2nd February 2016

Fact: British actor Clive Owen is to join Hollywood legend Meryl Streep on the judging panel of the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival in Germany. Other experts set to pick this year's (16) prize winners include Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, and German movie star Lars Eidinger. The Berlin International Film Festival runs from 13 to 18 February (16).

11th January 2016

Fact: Actress Meryl Streep brought the same shoes she wore in 1985 movie Out of Africa to the set of Suffragette to complete her outfit as political activist Emmeline Pankhurst after on set wardrobe officials discovered they didn't have any footwear in her size.

9th October 2015

Quote: "When I was in a Woody Allen film I got one that said, 'It was the best performance by a head of hair!'" Meryl Streep recalls her worst ever movie review.

3rd September 2015

Fact: Christina Applegate has added Meryl Streep impersonator to her impressive resume after portraying the Oscar winner in a new skit. The Anchorman star tackles the acting great's roles in films like Doubt, Out of Africa, Kramer vs. Kramer and Mamma Mia! as part of a fake teaser for TV biopic Meryl.

3rd August 2015

Quote: "I was very thrilled that she and her sister Grace both wanted to be actress, and are actresses, and are gonna support me in my old age when I no longer do it!" Meryl Streep had no problem when her girls, Grace and Mamie Gummer, decided to follow their famous mum into acting. The Oscar winner plays mum to daughter Mamie in new movie Ricki and the Flash.

23rd June 2015

Quote: "He told me when he was a little bitty boy living in the part of working-class England where they built ships, Queen Elizabeth came to town for the Queen’s jubilee. He had been excited for weeks about her visit; his family had a picture of the Queen in their house. He stood with his mum in the crowd, and as the Queen passed by in an open car doing the royal wave, she stopped waving for an instant and looked directly into his eyes. He said it was at that moment that he thought, Someday I want to be in a car like that." Meryl Streep recalls pal Sting's encounter with Elizabeth II during a More magazine chat with U.S. First Lade Michelle Obama.

3rd June 2015

Fact: Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan's new political drama SUFFRAGETTE has been chosen to open the London Film Festival later this year (15). The film, which focuses on women's fight for the right to vote, has been given the prestigious opening night slot to kick off the 59th London Film Festival on 7 October (15). The event runs from 7-18 October (15).

1st May 2015

Quote: "She was concerned about her guitar playing, because she never played guitar before! She kept asking, 'Is this right, is this right?' So it was really cool to see that. And at this point (in her career), she's not afraid to take chances and put herself on the edge." Jessie's Girl hitmaker Rick Springfield revealed Meryl Streep called on to him to help her train to play a washed-up rock star in their upcoming film, Ricki & the Flash. Springfield plays the Oscar winner's bandmate and love interest in the movie.

12th January 2015

Fact: Fun-loving Meryl Streep was dragged into a skit at the Golden Globes on Sunday night (11Jan15) when she was asked by co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to pose for a photo with "the newest member" of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Cho Yung Ja. The unsmiling 'guest', aka comedienne Margaret Cho, dressed in army uniform, was introduced as a North Korean general as Birdman star Michael Keaton took an iPhone snap of the odd couple.

7th January 2015

Quote: "The movie that makes me cry is Anchorman. I have the biggest crush on Will Ferrell. I love him in every film he does." Meryl Streep has a soft spot for funnyman Ferrell.

12th December 2014

Quote: "I'm not allowed to see certain things... because it would upset me. I heard about a scene Grace is in, she said never to watch this in American Horror (Story)... It's cruelty. Worse than nudity, really!" Veteran actress Meryl Streep has been warned against watching certain scenes of the hit horror series, which features her daughter Grace Gummer.

3rd December 2014

Quote: "When I turned 40 I got three different witch scripts in a year." Meryl Streep has been getting spooky roles passed to her for years. The actress plays The Witch in new movie musical Into The Woods.

12th October 2014

Quote: "My dream person to work with is Meryl Streep... Can you believe it? I'm like, 'What...?' I wrapped and then the last week was her... I've met her... and she's so gracious." Hilary Swank was upset to learn she wouldn't be sharing the screen with her heroine in new film The Homesman.

12th August 2014

Quote: "Oh no, I wouldn't think so. I don't think so... It depends on the script, a good script, and if there's no good script, there's no good movie." Actress Meryl Streep is hesitant about plans to reprise her role as sharp-tongued magazine editor Miranda Priestly in a Devil Wears Prada sequel, based on author Lauren Weisberger's new book Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns.

7th August 2014

Fact: Jessie's Girl singer Rick Springfield is to rock out with Meryl Streep in Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody's new movie. Springfield will play one of Streep's bandmates in Ricki & the Flash, about a washed-up rock star trying to reconnect with her kids. The rocker isn't new to acting - he played Dr. Noah Drake on U.S. daytime soap General Hospital, and he has appeared on shows like Californication and Hawaii Five-0.

17th April 2014

Fact: Oscar winner Meryl Streep was presented with an honorary degree from Indiana University on Wednesday (16Apr14). The Devil Wears Prada star was visiting the campus to deliver a filmmaking lecture, and she used her time on stage to advise aspiring young women to worry less about their body image and treasure "what makes you strange".

3rd March 2014

Fact: Oscars host ELLEN DeGeneres ordered three large pizzas to feed the hungry celebrity guests during Sunday's (02Mar14) three-hour ceremony and proceeded to hand out slices to the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jared Leto, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and Martin Scorsese with the help of the star-struck delivery man and Brad Pitt, who passed out paper plates and napkins at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

17th January 2014

Quote: "I was in London making Into The Woods... this past fall, and he had been calling up every single other member of our cast - Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Johnny Depp and everybody trooped over to be in the video, so I guess I was last on the list. He called the house and I thought, 'Wow, how did he get my phone number'... It was a big thrill." Meryl Streep on her music video debut in Sir Paul MCCartney's star-studded Queenie Eye promo.

17th January 2014

Quote: "In a way I feel like I have to audition every time I begin (a film), because my reputation is so hideously huge that everybody is, like, looking really hard." Meryl Streep admits her reputation makes the start of every film difficult.

16th January 2014

Quote: "I saw Paul MCCartney in 1965 at Shea Stadium and I had a sign that said, 'I love you Paul'... Nancy Meyers, the director..., was also in that crowd... It was thrilling. They came in in a helicopter and they jumped out and they shook their heads." Meryl Streep on her first Beatles encounter. She made her music video debut in Paul MCCartney's Queenie Eye promo last year (13).

16th January 2014

Fact: Meryl Streep's Best Actress Oscar nod for August: Osage County is her 18th nomination overall. Streep has won three Academy Awards for her roles in Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice and The Iron Lady.

19th December 2013

Fact: Meryl Streep will be honoured with yet another accolade next year (14) - she will receive the Icon Award at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. Incidentally, her August: Osage County co-star, Julia Roberts, will be feted with the Spotlight Award for her work opposite Streep in the film.

19th December 2013

Quote: "I just threw her right down. Jumped right on top of her. I was worried I would hurt her but then once she was actually on the ground and I was jumping over the table, there was no clear thought in my head about being careful. It was just... it was just on. She is feisty." Julia Roberts went deep into character during her fight scene with legendary actress Meryl Streep in their new film, August: Osage County.

18th December 2013

Fact: Meryl Streep will be honoured at Italy's Giffoni Film Festival next July (14). The acting legend will receive the Giffoni Fellowship Award in honour of her stellar career.

27th November 2013

Quote: "I have a new song that Sondheim wrote for me... and when he gave me the manuscript, he wrote on it, 'Don't f**k it up'." Meryl Streep on the warning she was given by songwriter Stephen Sondheim as she prepared to tackle a new song for the Into the Woods movie musical. Streep recently wrapped her role as The Witch in the ambitious, all-star production.

26th November 2013

Quote: "It was an unpleasant place to be in her head... to be in her mind was like being in prison, like in the dining hall of a prison where you hide a shiv in your hair in case you have to cut somebody." Meryl Streep didn't enjoy playing drug-addicted family matriarch Violet Weston in the movie adaptation of hit play August: Osage County.

5th July 2013

Fact: A London house made famous in 1981 film The French Lieutenant's Woman has gone on the market for $4.7 million (£3 million). The luxury six-bedroom property was seen on screen as the home of Meryl Streep's character.

18th June 2013

Fact: The film set which doubled as Britain's House of Commons in Meryl Streep's movie The Iron Lady is going up for auction. The set will be sold off by Cuttlestones Auctioneers in the U.K. this week (beg17Jun13).

14th March 2013

Fact: Tom Hanks will pay tribute to his late friend, director Nora Ephron, at next month's (Apr13) Women in the World Summit. The actor, who is currently starring on Broadway in previews of her play Lucky Guy, will discuss the magic of the filmmaker in front of a star-studded audience, including Oprah Winfrey, Meryl Streep and Eva Longoria. Ephron died last year (12).

11th March 2013

Quote: "I jokingly said, 'You should be in it'. Meryl said, 'Could you imagine?' And it was just that." Funnyman Steve Carell insists there is no truth to rumours suggesting Meryl Streep is set to make an appearance in the upcoming sequel to Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy after revealing she was a big fan of the 2004 comedy.

10th February 2013

Fact: Meryl Streep was forced to skip an appearance at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards in London on Sunday (10Feb13) after her flight from the U.S. was grounded due to severe snowstorms sweeping across the north-east coast.

29th November 2012

Fact: Meryl Streep's daughter Mamie Gummer has lost her Tv medical licence - the actress' new drama Emily Owens, M.D. has been cancelled after just six episodes. The Cw show failed to pull in viewers and now Tv network bosses have taken the show off life support. The sixth episode aired in America on Tuesday (27Nov12).

12th September 2012

Fact: Ewan McGregor has signed on to play Julia Roberts' husband and Meryl Streep's son-in-law in the movie adaptation of Tracy Letts' hit play August: Osage County. Fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch is also in talks to join the cast, while George Clooney will produce the much-anticipated project.

11th August 2012

Quote: "(Robert) Redford, marry maybe and Jack (Nicholson) shag and Dustin (Hoffman)..." Meryl Streep plays the game Kill, Marry or Shag with her co-stars on U.S. chat show Watch What Happens Live.

20th June 2012

Fact: Sophie's Choice stars Kevin Kline and Meryl Streep reunited onstage in New York on Monday (18Jun12) for a one-night-only benefit reading of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet - to mark the 50th anniversary of Central Park's Delacorte Theater.

24th March 2012

Fact: Meryl Streep's actress daughter Mamie Gummer has landed a guest appearance on Laura Linney's hit U.S. drama The Big C. The show's third season begins airing in April (12).

12th March 2012

Quote: "We both went to graduate school at Yale... While I was a cheerleader, she was the president of the student government; while I was the lead in all three musicals, people who know her tell me she should never be encouraged to sing... She has turned out to be the voice of her generation. I'm an actress and she is the real deal." Meryl Streep pays tribute to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Conference in New York on Saturday (10Mar12).

27th February 2012

Quote: "I have shoes that Ferragamo made because he made all of Margaret (Thatcher's) shoes." Meryl Streep wore shoes by Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo to the Oscars because he was Margaret Thatcher's favourite footwear maker. She won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

2nd February 2012

Quote: "Meryl came up to me and said that she and her family watched the movie three times and that the movie will stay around forever. She said I should be very proud of it. I almost cried. I have to keep myself from crying now. She is so wonderful." Actress Berenice Bejo is delighted her awards season rival Meryl Streep is a fan of her film The Artist.

23rd January 2012

Fact: Actress Meryl Streep has turned environmental advocate by narrating new wilderness movie To The Arctic 3D. The film chronicles the story of a mother polar bear struggling to care for her cubs in a land quickly becoming crippled by climate change. The movie is set to be released in Imax theatres throughout the U.S. in April (12).

16th January 2012

Quote: "I can't believe I said 's**t' on TV. I had such a good speech and I couldn't see it. Even if you held it in the front row, I couldn't read it because I left my glasses at the table." Meryl Streep is still embarrassed by her four-letter blunder at the Golden Globes on Sunday (15Jan12).

15th January 2012

Quote: "The first time I went was about six years ago... and when I got off the plane many, many people recognised me and I was really surprised... I found out later that the very first film to be released in China after the cultural revolution was Kramer Vs. Kramer and every single person in China saw that." Meryl Streep on her popularity in China.

14th January 2012

Quote: "I'm from New Jersey and it doesn't represent us well." Meryl Streep admits she doesn't like reality TV show Jersey Shore.

13th January 2012

Quote: "I don't want to say her name... (but) she broke my glasses and I ripped her blouse off." Meryl Streep admits she once fought with a classmate at school.

13th January 2012

Quote: "I think we all have the little girl we used to be inside of us and we all have the old woman that we're gonna be eventually, if we're lucky." Meryl Streep on playing British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher as an old woman.

28th December 2011

Quote: "I've never posed on a poster with double guns pointing out at you and I always wonder about the actor who allows that image to go out, because it's very very hard to not play into that, the glamour of violence - and that's because of my kids." Veteran actress Meryl Streep is always careful how she is portrayed on film posters.

16th December 2011

Quote: "She was the head of the United Kingdom for 11 and a half years and did not have a cook. I have a cook. The last movie I made when I stopped making dinner was Sophie's Choice and that was a long time ago. She would work late into the night and require all the cabinet ministers to be up there in the apartment with her... She would go and whip up some horrible Welsh rarebit and give it to them." Meryl Streep was fascinated to learn that Margaret Thatcher refused to hire a personal chef. The actress plays the former British Prime Minister in upcoming movie The Iron Lady.

9th February 2011

Fact: Hollywood star Meryl Streep is reuniting with The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel - the pair is teaming up for the movie Great Hope Springs, which follows the efforts of a middle-aged couple attempting to save its 30-year marriage. Production is due to begin in August (11).

9th February 2011

Fact: Meryl Streep has shown off her dramatic transformation for her role as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in forthcoming movie, THE IRON LADY. The actress is seen wearing pearls and sporting a bouffant hairstyle, posing in character as the politician in the newly-released publicity still.

17th December 2010

Quote: "I think I get the roles Meryl's not doing." Sigourney Weaver is convinced she's often second choice behind Meryl Streep in Hollywood.

3rd November 2010

Fact: Meryl Streep has signed up to appear in former FRIENDS star's Lisa Kudrow's Internet comedy show. The Mamma Mia! actress will guest star in three episodes of the next season of Web Therapy, according to Deadline Hollywood. She'll reportedly play a counsellor.

19th April 2010

Fact: A group of Hollywood's leading ladies including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz, Meryl Streep and Naomi Watts have teamed up to share the cover of France's Vogue magazine. All six stars are seen in the photoshoot for Vogue Paris' May (10) issue.

6th March 2010

Quote: "I'm gonna beat the c**p outta her." Sandra Bullock on what Oscars Best Actress rival Meryl Streep can expect if she wins gold on Sunday (07Mar10).

5th March 2010

Quote: "I loved it (acting), but I thought it was frivolous. I remember thinking, 'OK, this is stupid. Oh yeah, you're going to be an actress, sure. I'm going to do something serious with my life. I'm going to be an environmental lawyer'. Then I slept through the LSAT (Law School Admissions Test) so I took it as a sign from heaven to stay in drama school." Veteran actress Meryl Streep insists her iconic Hollywood career happened by chance.

2nd February 2010

Fact: Meryl Streep has set a new record for most Academy Awards acting nominations after landing her 16th on Tuesday (02Feb10). She is up for Best Actress in a Leading Role as this year's (10) ceremony for her part in JULIE & JULIA. Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson are both tied at 12 nominations apiece.

28th January 2010

Quote: "I made a bet with our driver - my money was on Meryl." THE BLIND SIDE star Sandra Bullock had to pay up when she beat Meryl Streep and claimed the Best Actress honour at the Screen Actors Guild Awards last weekend (23Jan10).

24th January 2010

Quote: "I'm very monogamous. It's just Meryl and I. If I was gonna go the lady route, I chose the best, and I stick with the best. I don't slum it." Sandra Bullock on her now-famous kiss with Meryl Streep at the recent Golden Globes ceremony.

21st January 2010

Quote: "Alec Baldwin's my new dream ex-husband-come-rekindled lover in secret now." British singer Adele has a secret crush on ALEC BALDWIN after watching him romance Meryl Streep in new movie IT'S COMPLICATED.

18th January 2010

Quote: "I wanna (sic) change my name to T Bone, T Bone Streep. I think it sounds good." Meryl Streep considers a name change after taking a fancy to Golden Globe Best Song winner T Bone Burnett.

16th January 2010

Quote: "I'm really thrilled because I really love what I do; I love acting and I love to work and I love food and I love sex and so did Julia Child." Meryl Streep accepting her Best Actress prize at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday night (15Jan10). Streep shared the award with The Blind Side star Sandra Bullock.

16th January 2010

Quote: "This is bulls**t." Sandra Bullock jokes about having to share her Best Actress prize with Meryl Streep at the Critics Choice Movie Awards.

12th January 2010

Fact: The New York Critics Circle awards were handed out in the Big Apple on Monday night (11Jan10). The winners, which were announced in December (09), included Best Actor George Clooney, for UP IN THE AIR, Best Actress Meryl Streep, for JULIE & JULIA, and war drama THE HURT LOCKER, which was named Best Film.

9th January 2010

Quote: "I think that's why Meryl Streep is working so much, because she looks like a woman we can all relate to. I look at her and I think, 'I'm chasing my kids, I've moved my parents in with me, I'm coping with food spills - that looks like me in real life'. Meryl looks like an unmade bed, and that's what I look like. To me, that looks true." Sharon Stone on MERYL STREEP.

8th January 2010

Quote: "I have never thought about it because it takes too much time. It doesn't stop at 6pm. I like to have a life." Hollywood actress Meryl Streep has never considered stepping behind the camera to direct.

8th January 2010

Quote: "There is one scene where we are stoned. It was all imagination but I liked it. We came into work and we all had to do stupid things to make the other person laugh. It was heaven." Meryl Streep loved pretending to be high for romantic comedy IT'S COMPLICATED.

28th December 2009

Fact: Ancestry researchers have discovered that actresses Meryl Streep and Eva Longoria PARKER, cellist Yo-yo Ma and filmmaker Mike Nichols are all distant cousins. The finding was made using famous Americans' DNA for an upcoming genealogy documentary airing on U.S. TV network PBS in February (10).

23rd December 2009

Quote: "Sex scenes, love scenes. Yes, at this age it's unusual for somebody to do a love scene, to be making love. Yeah that is unusual. But that is just how benighted we are. Because, you know, we still are alive." Actress Meryl Streep still enjoys filming love scenes at the age of 60.

21st December 2009

Quote: "I'm up against that b**ch Meryl Streep! Ooh, you can't say that, can you?! I'm out of control, totally!" MERYL STREEP accidentally lets slip a curse word on U.S. TV's Good Morning America while joking about her double Golden Globe nominations on Monday (21Dec09). The star is nominated in the Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) category for her roles in Julie & Julia and It's Complicated.

13th December 2009

Quote: "I've been given great, weird, interesting parts well past my 'Sell-by' date. I remember saying to (husband) DON (GUMMER) when I was 38, 'Well, it's over.'" Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, who leads the cast of new comedy IT'S COMPLICATED, can't believe she's still leading romance movies at age 60.

1st December 2009

Quote: "It’s incredible. I’m 60, and I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies. Bette Davis is rolling over in her grave." Meryl Streep can't believe she's still fronting romance movies. The Oscar winner leads the cast in new comedy It's Complicated.

30th November 2009

Quote: "She hasn't compromised, she's excelled in every facet of her life and she's sane, and lovely, and playful. It's incredibly impressive and I'm so glad she's around. There's hope." Claire Danes is in awe of her The Hours co-star Meryl Streep.

30th November 2009

Quote: "I can't remember the last time I really worried about being appealing." Hollywood actress Meryl Streep isn't concerned about her appearance.

20th November 2009

Quote: "I have worshipped this woman for so long that I would have played her driver or her chiropractor... I can tell you that it's easy to imagine being in love with her." Alec Baldwin on playing opposite Meryl Streep in IT'S COMPLICATED.

7th November 2009

Quote: "Working with her was fun. She's fun. And who's more beautiful than she is? No one is more beautiful than she is." Alec Baldwin loved working with Meryl Streep in new movie It's Complicated.

6th November 2009

Quote: "If you’ve ever even contemplated that stuff and looked at what can go wrong in any of those magazines, it’s terrifying!" Meryl Streep won't be considering cosmetic surgery any time soon.

11th September 2009

Quote: "That would be nice. I've got space for it." Meryl Streep would love a third Oscar.

6th August 2009

Quote: "When I was a kid I wanted to be a Princess and marry Prince Charles. When I met him I told him about it and said I was sorry it didn't work out between us." Meryl Streep had a childhood crush on the British royal.

5th August 2009

Quote: "I live like a recovering alcoholic, even though I'm not one - yet. Just one day at a time." Award-winning actress Meryl Streep on coping with her hectic work schedule.

29th July 2009

Quote: "I started doing commercials. Apparently I had an attitude problem, which was that (I conveyed) the opposite of what I was trying to say. It was like I was saying, 'Don't buy this.'" Award-winning actress Meryl Streep admits she had trouble honing her acting skills early in her career.

9th July 2009

Quote: "I gained 15 pounds, I'm still trying to lose it. It was worth it." Actress Meryl Streep loved putting on weight for her role in new movie JULIA & JULIA, in which she plays a chef.

9th July 2009

Quote: "If you’ve been married for a long time you love without looking. I don’t assess how my husband looks every single day and think, 'Is he cute enough or whatever?' And I sure hope he doesn’t do it to me!" Meryl Streep.

8th July 2009

Quote: "If you have garlic and onions on your fingertips, if you dip your hands in salt and then rinse them in cool water, the smell goes right away. And always sharpen your knives, otherwise you can’t cook right and everything takes 10 times longer and you get really mad." Meryl Streep on the culinary tips she swears by.

4th June 2009

Quote: "She's actually the coolest person around. I don't know if there's an award for it, but give it to her! She's incredibly nice and really, really funny." Comedian John Krasinski is full of praise for Meryl Streep, his co-star in director Nancy Meyers' forthcoming movie, which is currently untitled.

22nd May 2009

Quote: "Of course, co-starring with Meryl Streep was a little different this time. Thank goodness I had done DOUBT first. Can you imagine? You get the chance to work with Meryl Streep and don't actually work with her. Now that would not only be weird, it would have been devastating for me as an actress." Amy Adams was happy to work with the Oscar winner again.

6th May 2009

Quote: "That she wanted to work with me again... gave me huge faith in myself, a real sense of validity. I still geek out on her at the most inappropriate moments." Amy Adams on working with Meryl Streep in DOUBT and new film JULIE & JULIA.

11th March 2009

Fact: Sienna Miller has teamed up with comediennes Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders to parody Meryl Streep's movie musical MAMMA MIA! as part of the U.K.'s Comic Relief charity appeal. Miller, donning a long blonde wig, belts out the high notes for the spoof, set to air in Britain on Friday (13Mar09).

23rd February 2009

Quote: "Meryl Streep knows who I am." Oscar nominee TARAJI P. HENSON already felt like a winner when she arrived at the Oscars.

23rd February 2009

Quote: "It was freezing, all day rain. Day one, we shot 12 hours, over and over, dozens of times. Then we had to come back and do it all over another day. I had a running nose. I don't know why Halle Berry can cry so beautifully and, me, the nose runs and the eyes bug out." Actress Viola Davis insists filming emotional scenes with Meryl Streep on the set of DOUBT wasn't at all fun.

22nd February 2009

Fact: Meryl Streep is averaging one Oscar nomination every two years since her first in 1979. Her nod for DOUBT is her 15th. She has won twice.

12th February 2009

Quote: "She taught me to knit and we had a really great time on set (but) I wasn't playing practical jokes on Meryl Streep." Amy Adams on filming religious drama DOUBT.

12th February 2009

Quote: "She taught me to knit and we had a really great time on set (but) I wasn't playing practical jokes on Meryl Streep." Amy Adams on filming religious drama DOUBT.

4th February 2009

Quote: "It was not pleasant to have boogers running down my nose in front of Meryl Streep. But I figured that if I could affect her character then let the boogers spill!" Viola Davis on the trials of filming DOUBT.

3rd February 2009

Quote: "I've never been comfortable in the Hollywood world. I don't like parties and glamour. In my DNA, it's not me. I can pretend, I can act and get through certain evenings. But it's not what I enjoy. I enjoy my family, my dogs, my lake and hiking in mountains." Actress Meryl Streep shuns the Hollywood lifestyle to spend time with her loved ones.

3rd February 2009

Quote: "I think he's a bit crazy. I know great singers - I know what a great singer is. I'm just okay. I'm an actress who sings." Meryl Streep laughed at Abba star BENNY ANDERSSON's suggestion she should record an album following her singing turn in MAMMA MIA!.

30th January 2009

Fact: Amy Adams taught fellow actress Meryl Streep to knit while they worked on new movie DOUBT.

26th January 2009

Quote: "I didn't even buy a dress. I'm really, really, really shocked." Meryl Streep was stunned by her Best Actress win at the Screen Actors Guild in Los Angeles on Sunday night (25Jan09).

19th January 2009

Quote: "I'm just grateful she didn't make three films." Meryl Streep is nervous about going up against twice-nominated Kate Winslet in the Best Actress category at next month's (Feb09) British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. Winslet garnered nominations for her roles in REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and THE READER, while Streep received a nod for DOUBT.

13th January 2009

Quote: "Meryl Streep, BOBBY DE NIRO, Al Pacino. I wanna direct Clint Eastwood. I have a long list." Steven Spielberg on all the stars he hopes to work with.

12th January 2009

Fact: Meryl Streep was celebrating after the Golden Globes on Sunday night (11Jan09) even though she lost both awards she was nominated for - because she's still the most nominated actress at the Globes. She has 23.

5th January 2009

Quote: "There's just no touching her, so the fact that anybody could ever think that we deserve to be recognised in the same year is a dream come true." Anne Hathaway can't believe she's up for a Golden Globe Best Actress award with her idol and The Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep.

25th November 2008

Fact: Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has become the fastest-selling DVD in the U.K. in history - after shifting more than 1.5 million copies on its first day of release. The film, which stars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, sold 1,669,084 copies on Monday (24Nov08), 560,000 more than previous record-holder TITANIC, which was released in 1997.

25th November 2008

Fact: Movie musical MAMMA MIA! has become the fastest-selling DVD in the U.K. in history - after shifting more than 1.5 million copies on its first day of release. The film, which stars Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan, sold 1,669,084 copies on Monday (24Nov08), 560,000 more than previous record-holder TITANIC, which was released in 1997.

6th November 2008

Quote: "Whenever Meryl Streep has a movie like DOUBT, she is the sole front-runner. I haven't even seen it (film) and I know I'm not going to beat that." Anne Hathaway doesn't fancy her Oscar chances up against her The Devil Wears Prada co-star.

15th September 2008

Quote: "I'm not Meryl Streep. You don't ask Sean Connery to play with a French accent." Actress Shirley Maclaine refused to change her American dialect to play French fashion legend COCO CHANEL.

8th September 2008

Quote: "It's what acting is really about - finding those roles where you can disappear. It's not about the celeb thing. There are those like Daniel Day-Lewis, Christian Bale, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, who transport you. They change themselves. That's the Mecca of my profession." Thandie Newton aspires to be a character actress.

11th August 2008

Quote: "Just when I hit my early 30s, I started to have feelings that there's room for everybody and I don't have to be - nor could I be - Meryl Streep. I can forge my own path and make it interesting for me." Hollywood actress Amanda Peet has stopped trying to compare herself to acting legends.

3rd August 2008

Quote: "Doing it simply means you can now play women who have had face-lifts." MAMMA MIA! star Meryl Streep reveals the effects of cosmetic surgery on her career.

19th July 2008

Quote: "I think they made soup out of them." Meryl Streep jokes about what became of the unfetching overalls she wears as hotel owner DONNA in movie musical MAMMA MIA!

18th July 2008

Quote: "I've seen it three times and I never watch my movies. I can't wait to see it again." Meryl Streep loves her new movie musical MAMMA MIA!

14th July 2008

Quote: "I felt I was doing it for all of America, for all the women. It's just one of the perks of the job." Meryl Streep on ripping off Pierce Brosnan's shirt in a passionate MAMMA MIA! scene.

3rd July 2008

Quote: "I was very aware of their cool American accents. And I'd hear mine, a bit sort of Midlands. And I'd think, oh no. Should I be American as well?" MAMMA MIA actress Julie Walters was in awe of co-star Meryl Streep'S accent.

3rd July 2008

Quote: "It was great. She's got good lips." Pierce Brosnan on kissing Meryl Streep.

1st July 2008

Fact: Meryl Streep took her college roommates on a trip to Athens, Greece for MAMMA MIA! promotional duties.

1st July 2008

Quote: "He's one of the greatest guys, the real soulful human beings that there are in this business. He loves women and he's genuinely amused by them." Meryl Streep has become a huge fan of Pierce Brosnan after working with the former 007 on the set of new Abba movie musical MAMMA MIA!

24th June 2008

Quote: "I'm really doing this to embarrass my 20-something-year-old children." Meryl Streep on her upcoming all-singing, all-dancing role in Abba movie musical MAMMA MIA!

28th May 2008

Quote: "I thought I was washed up at 40." Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is surprised her career has lasted so long.

7th March 2008

Quote: "The first time I met her, I just made a jerk out of myself. I don't remember what I said. I call it running downhill, when you start talking and you get so nervous that you don't really know what you're saying, but you can't stop. She was very gracious and lovely, and I was very grateful that her companion pulled her away." Amy Adams recalls the first time she met Meryl Streep, her co-star in upcoming movies DOUBT and JULIE + JULIA.

9th November 2007

Quote: "I try to lead as ordinary a life as I can. You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing." Hollywood actress Meryl Streep works hard at leading a normal life.

15th October 2007

Fact: Two-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep will be honoured with a career achievement award at the 35th annual Film Society Of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in New York next April (08).

2nd July 2007

Quote: "They gave me candy, I smiled; they took it away, I got very upset." Meryl Streep's daughter MAMIE GUMMER on her acting debut, aged 18 months, in HEARTBURN.

6th February 2007

Quote: "I did my share of bad jobs and bad performances. I'm no Meryl Streep now, but I was awful when I started... I was awful in CHILDREN (OF THE CORN V)." Actress Eva Mendes is far from proud about her first movie.

24th January 2007

Quote: "Actors are (in awe of me)...until the second day, when I don't know my lines and they go, 'Well, she's not so f**king great!" Oscar winner Meryl Streep on her reputation as a great actor.

16th January 2007

Quote: "I think I've worked with everybody in the room." Meryl Streep upon winning her Best Actress Golden Globe Award last night (15JAN07).

16th January 2007

Quote: "I think I've worked with everybody in the room." Meryl Streep upon winning her Best Actress Golden Globe Award last night (15JAN07).

15th January 2007

Quote: "I stopped having wine with dinner, which made me lose a certain amount of weight and my entire sense of humour - both prerequisites to playing this person." Meryl Streep jokes about how she got into character as MIRANDA PRIESTLY for The Devil Wears Prada. The actress is nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe tonight (15JAN07) for her portrayal.

15th January 2007

Quote: Over Christmas... there was some movie called FALLING IN LOVE that Robert De Niro and I made and my daughters were saying, 'So what happens? Does he leave the wife?' But I really couldn't remember." Meryl Streep struggles to remember the plots of some of her movies.

11th October 2006

Quote: "I embarrassingly went up to Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes. I said, 'I love you so much I want to tongue-kiss you.' And she said, 'Ok.'" Oscar-nominated actress Kate Winslet on meeting her idol.

3rd October 2006

Fact: Oscar-winner Meryl Streep will guest edit the November/December issue of The Green Guide, an environmental magazine that "provides practical eco-choices for daily life."

25th September 2006

Quote: "I own one pair of Prada shoes. They make my feet hurt... It's not the shoes' fault; they are exquisitely made. I blame my feet. I've got my mother's feet." The Devil Wears Prada star Meryl Streep complains about her footwear problems.

8th September 2006

Quote: "Very graceful, considering it was based on a book about her." Meryl Streep was impressed to see Vogue editor Anna Wintour - dressed in Prada - at a charity screening of The Devil Wears Prada in New York City.

27th July 2006

Fact: Hollywood superstars including Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone, Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johansson and director Oliver Stone will bring glamour to next month's (AUG06) Venice Film Festival in Italy. The stars will be attending the premieres of their new movies.

18th July 2006

Quote: "I liken it to being a ball girl at the US Open and suddenly you're asked to play in the finals. You know you're probably not going to be much competition but you're going to have fun. I knew I was playing with an ace." Anne Hathaway on starring alongside screen veteran Meryl Streep in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

2nd July 2006

Fact: The Deer Hunter co-stars Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken are to reunite in Central Park as the stars of the Public Theater's production of BERTOLT BRECHT's MOTHER COURAGE at the Delacorte Theatre. Streep will play the lead while newly-announced Walken will portray the cook.

30th June 2006

Quote: "I got that from Clint Eastwood. He never raises his voice on the set and there's no one more intimidating." Meryl Streep on her choice to give her catty The Devil Wears Prada character a fierce whisper.

29th June 2006

Quote: "We made a pact to become fat communists!" Anne Hathaway jokes that her and co-star Meryl Streep long for a simpler life after playing thin fashion fanatics in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.

27th June 2006

Quote: "No, I sadly wasn't invited." Meryl Streep corrects false newspaper reports claiming she flew to Australia to attend the wedding of her The Hours co-star Nicole Kidman on Sunday (25JUN06).

21st June 2006

Quote: "They got their legs from their dad - thank God." Meryl Streep talks up her three daughters' best features.

21st June 2006

Fact: Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway didn't wear Prada at the New York premiere of new film The Devil Wears Prada. Instead the actresses opted for Valentino gowns.

29th May 2006

Fact: Actresses Meryl Streep, Vanessa Williams, Helen Hunt and Kate Winslet are reaching out to teenage girls struggling with body image problems by penning essays for author WILLA SHALIT's new girl power book BECOMING MYSELF.

24th May 2006

Fact: Actress Meryl Streep is lending her voice to a series of children's audio books for customers at Starbucks coffee shops. THE VELVETEEN RABBIT and THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS will be released later this year (06).

4th May 2006

Quote: "I would tell her I knew she had a good take when they would yell 'cut' and I felt like I had to vomit." Actress Anne Hathaway was intimidated by co-star Meryl Streep's nasty character in The Devil Wears Prada.

18th April 2006

Quote: "What are you going to call the story? LADY AND THE TRAMP?" Actress Lindsay Lohan, joking about the May (06) cover story in W magazine featuring herself with actress Meryl Streep.

7th March 2006

Quote: "I still get nervous and cotton-mouthed. It's all the hoopla and hype. I want to go inside and throw up." Actress Meryl Streep on walking the red carpet at the Oscars.

28th November 2005

Quote: <p>"Until Meryl Streep decides that she can play grandmothers, and God knows I hope she never does, I usually get first crack." Shirley Maclaine analyses her movie career. </p>

23rd November 2005

Quote: <p>"The second night I was in Hollywood 30 years ago I went walking down Hollywood Boulevard and looked at all the stars on the street there. I went, 'Who the hell is that?' and now people can say the same thing about me. I'm in between Meryl Streep and WOODY WOODPECKER. I don't know what that says about my career." Actor Dennis Quaid on the location of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. </p>

24th October 2005

Fact: <p>Oscar winner Al Pacino received the 20th annual American Cinematheque Award on Friday (21OCT05) in Los Angeles, with several of his fellow actors paying tribute to him. Among those singing his praises were Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Ed Harris, Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Bruce Willis, who presented the award. </p>

12th October 2005

Fact: <p>UMA THURMAN showed off her interviewing skills on Oprah Winfrey's talk show when the host gave the actress the chance to interview her heroine and PRIME co-star Meryl Streep. </p>

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