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0Meryl Streep thought she was too ugly to be an actress

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Meryl Streep is a beautiful queen and I love her, but turns out it took her a long time to love herself and she actually thought she was too ugly to be an actress. WHAAAT?

Giving a speech at Indiana University on Tuesday, where she was accepting an honourary doctorate, she gave out some advice to the students there and explained her own past in the industry (via US Weekly):

“I think I was probably like every other girl who puts on a princess dress and expects everyone to pay full and total attention. And most of us grow out of that. I was always in plays, but I thought it was vain to be an actress,” the 64-year-old said. “Plus, I thought I was too ugly to be an actress. Glasses weren’t fabulous then.”

“For young women, I would say, don’t worry so much about your weight,” continued the graduate of Vassar College and the Yale School of Drama. “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 okay.”

Love me some Meryl Streep. And how this woman ever thought she was ugly is beyond me:

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April 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
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