8 Little-Known Intriguing Facts About Meryl Streep

Date September 21, 2018 19:14

Meryl Streep is one of the most outstanding and recognized actresses of the entire generation. She has more nominations and awards than any other actress, including three Oscar awards for the Best Actress.


Her personal life is always exposed, though there are some little-known facts about Streep, which her fans may not even know.


Fact # 1

Initially, Meryl planned to become a lawyer and was going to study at the law school. But at the day of her interview, she overslept and took it as a sign to turn her future career in a different direction.


Fact # 2

Streep can easily command different accents, starting from Australian, Italian, German, Polish, to even New York Bronx. Once, at the beginning of her acting career, Streep tried out to play the main female role in “King Kong” remake.

A producer told his assistant in Italian that the actress was not pretty enough for the part, but Meryl surprised the rude man when she replied back in fluent Italian.


Fact # 3

Of all of the roles the actress has auditioned for, Streep has been turned down only four times. One of these 4 films was 'The Remains of the Day', which went to Emma Thompson.

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Fact # 4

The star almost turned down the role of Margaret Thatcher. The reason was her personal attitude to the former Prime Minister. She said in one of her interviews:

I was not thrilled with her policies or her politics because my friends and I were all playing for the other team.

Later, the actress received her third Oscar for that role.


Fact # 5

After playing Miranda Priestly in 'Devil Wears Prada', Streep decided to keep the iconic sunglasses she wore at the shooting.


Fact # 6

Famous American singer, Bette Davis, wrote Meryl Streep a personal letter, in which she congratulated the actress on her talent and successful career.

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Fact # 7

Streep got the role in “The Deer Hunter” after De Niro saw her performance in “The Cherry Orchard.” The famous actor still says that Meryl Streep is his favorite actress. And on the set of this movie she met a man who changed her life:

Fact # 8

The show, “Sesame Street,” named a character after incredible Meryl Streep. The star also got a song in the stage version of “Fame,” which is titled “Think of Meryl Streep.”


Meryl Streep has a rare talent to play equally great in drama, comedy, and musicals. She is definitely one of the most talented and greatest actresses of our time, and her numerous awards and incredible roles prove that.

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