The 61-year-old filmmaker - who's best known for his movies 'Fahrenheit 9/11' and 'Bowling for Columbine' - has suggested the Oscar-winning actress should follow in the footsteps of Ronald Reagan by making the move from Hollywood to Washington.
He told the Guardian newspaper: ''The Republicans knew Reagan knew how to talk to American people and get them to vote. In this case you have a beloved person who happens to be in the movies but is also smart and has a heart and is curious.''
The suggestion comes shortly after Meryl admitted she sometimes feels a sense of guilt as she tries to balance her career with her family life.
She explained: ''Every day is some kind of compromise if you're a working woman. There's a different set of expectations, and there's a guilt that's self-generated and condoned in the larger society. In every profession, men are held to a completely different standard of parenthood.''
What's more, Meryl said she felt a sense of responsibility
when it comes to choosing what roles to accept.
She said: ''We all have a responsibility for what we put out in the world. I do think that.
''I mean, unless you're really, really struggling and you have to do something you don't believe in. That's economic necessity. But somebody like me, who can make some choices... I don't know what to do with it, the responsibility. But I feel it. And I don't mind representing, for New Jersey and women my age!''
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