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Meryl Streep: “For young women, I would say, don’t worry so much about your weight”

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On thinking she was ‘too ugly’ to become an actress:

I was always in plays, but I thought it was vain to be an actress. Plus, I thought I was too ugly to be an actress. Glasses weren’t fabulous then.When I was 40, I was offered three witches in one summer. And I thought, ‘OK, this is it. You turn 40, and oh my god.’ The only reason I have a career at 64 is that I’ve had hits later in life. I’ve found that once certain movies are out, audiences aren’t so age-phobic. They were willing, and they were happy.

Her advice to young women:

For young women, I would say, don’t worry so much about your weight. Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things. For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird, that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don’t. It’s OK.

… says 64 year-old Meryl.

 

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Meryl Streep is a really amazing and inspirational woman!

Jane
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Jane

brilliant and outstanding woman!

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Before reading the actual article, just wanted to say: I love this woman and I have a lot of respect for her.

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After reading the article: love her even more. She is striking and such a good actress.

Plus her second comment: A-MEN!

although
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She was actually very beautiful as a young woman. She still is

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wait, where did I say she wasn’t pretty ??

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AlyssaMoh

it was not a reference to your comment, but her own in the article. I was furthering your comment, adding she is yes, striking and in fact very beautiful, despite her thinking she was ugly: )
I very much agree with you

Guest

Woops, felt attacked too soon (again). And I agree very much with you too. I actually just love her in anything she does. She makes it all look classy and elegant and fun.

HB
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She is a queen! So smart, so talented, and you know what? She’s made it this far and been this successful– hopefully people will listen to what she has to say! I think it sounds like she’s giving great advice.

JN1976
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JN1976

Shes got my vote for UN Ambassador on age and beauty! ♡this woman

Reb
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She is just so charming, smart and elegant…what can I say, she is a Lady.

annabeatrice
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annabeatrice

Was I the only one who heard her voice while reading the quotes? In her paused, mellow speech 🙂
Love her, will always love her. Such an amazing woman.

claud
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claud

most likeable, brilliant woman in the public eye.

i honestly expected to see some neg comments on here since this site is full of haters at times. but all are loving her. goes to show she is just friggin the bomb diggity.

Peegee
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Peegee

I adore this Meryl Streep and she has looked beautiful at every age. She takes her acting to genius levels. It’s difficult to focus on any other actor when she is in a scene as she completely dominates a moment.

Erica
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I’ve thought along these lines myself for a while now – being cookie-cutter is way overrated, but it’s what most of us want because we want to be attractive without truly standing out! A lot of people have problems with confidence and if you don’t have much confidence, the last thing you want to do is stick out as unusual in some way. Once you find your confidence, you can celebrate your uniqueness as the gift it is and quit trying to fit in with others – but not everyone finds their confidence… I love Meryl – I think she’s… Read more »
Juju
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Juju

I would have loved to have her as a mom or aunt, she sounds so wise and inspirational!! /weird comment

CK
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i agree with her, it’s harder for women in movie industry cos while it can help a lot for a guy actor to be handsome but so many times we see it’s still can be secondary to his skills/talent, but for women even if you make it big as a talented actress but you’re not any pretty people will always remind you about it, it’s sad; it’s even harder for actresses after 40-50, Meryl is right, industry doesn’t have many GOOD roles for that age group, while men have ton at any age, and the worst part is while just… Read more »
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