coffee ice cream
you make my heart beat faster
Meryl Streep - Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon, 2012
Let’s all just take a moment and appreciate this beauty.
With the lines and the pores and the freckles and the greying hair (*thud*) and EVERYTHING.
When I say how she’s perfection, what I mean is, that she’s herself. Beauty isn’t a specific size, or shape or shade of something. Beauty lies within truth, and I wish that all women on this planet would stop being influenced by the media and really look at themselves and see their beauty.
I know that Meryl is the one person who has managed to make me feel happy with myself.
Beauty is life, and love, and honesty, and compassion. It’s everything that comes from your heart and soul. It’s what makes you human.
The Devil Wears Prada does Mean Girls
Annnnnd I cracked up…seriously.
Meryl Streep in Vanity Fair, Jan 2010
Young Meryl Streep
InStyle Germany - September 2012
Meryl StreepDiva with a heartIn “Hope Springs” you are stuck in a marriage without sex and passion. Are you familiar with this feeling?
Fortunately, I didn’t experience that kind of marriage, but I do know some of those couples. I have a lot of girlfriends and we share a lot. Some feel like a convict in the relationship and some feel dead. You have to fight in these situations. But still, there are aspects I share with this character. You think you know what your partner thinks or how he is going to react. It is a self-righteous behaviour and this could be problematic sometimes.
You are celebrating 34 years of marriage with your husband Don Gummer this year. That’s not just a record in Hollywood.
Our relationship has a good foundation: our love. I need it so bad, I could not live without love. And we just fit together. We share commen interests, politics also. We read a lot, but we accept another opinion, if the other doesn’t like the same. My husband, for example, plays golf. Just not my thing.
That’s the good plan for a happy marriage already?
It doesn’t exist. One key is: you have to adjust. It’s not easy being married to an actress (laughs). Sometimes I’m just fixated on my job and I have to lay all my emotions into it. If my husband wasn’t an artist also, he would have problems with that for sure. I don’t have to explain, if my nerves are on edge. It’s never him, it’s the role I have to do. But I have the urge to create. He is familiar with this and because of this the is very understanding. I don’t know, what I would do without him. He is the best.
This means, he is adjusting to your needs. What about you?
It’s the same with me. I’m willing to bend because of him, or to shut up sometimes. A relationship consists of trials with your partner, also now, that our kids are out of the house. Like this you find a balance between the diverse needs. I don’t play the big star at home, sometimes I step back and quit making movies. So we spend a lot of time together and we can go on vacations. He’s very happy about that.
How do you keep sex and passion alive in your long marriage?
Sex is a familiar phenomen in the landscape of live. But I think, that the younger generations have problems with older people talking about sex. They don’t connect us with that. Sex is not essential in a marriage, more the need for intimacy and closeness. As well, when we are alone or sad. The desire for love is our true need.
How bad do you want that fourth oscar?
(Laughs) The appreciation of my colleagues is important for me. The oscars are just better dust-catchers.
The Devil Wears Prada | Deleted Scenes