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:
April 23, 2014 at 2:00 pm by Jennifer
When Meryl Streep is in a film, you can pretty much guarantee that it’s going to be amazing… as long as you don’t count Mama Mia. Such is the case with The Giver, Weinstein Co.’s reimagining of the classic Lewis Lowry book. It’s also got Jeff Bridges and, less impressively, Katie Holmes.
The Giver won’t be out until August 15th, but here’s the first trailer. What do we think so far?
March 19, 2014 at 8:45 am by Jennifer
I’m sure you’ve seen the above photo about 800 times by now. Ellen DeGeneres decided to take her hosting duties at last night’s ceremony to the next level by getting together some of the biggest names in Hollywood to take the ultimate selfie! We’ve got a little Jennifer Lawrence, some Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper holding the camera, Lupita Nyong’o and Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto struggling to fit in the frame, a little Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita’s brother, Peter… it’s classic.
There’s not really much to say about this, other than that I really like this and everyone is so handsome/beautiful and that the Oscars seem like a nightmare that I would never attend because getting dressed up to that level is like, my worst nightmare. The end.
March 3, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Anyway, check out these looks and make your picks for BEST, WORST, and WTF look of the night. Mine are at the bottom. Personally, I felt everyone played it a little on the boring side.
Last year’s Oscar fashion post can be found here.
GO FOR IT!!
March 3, 2014 at 6:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
The SAG Awards is probably the most “meh” of all awards shows, am I right? Still, that’s no reason to ignore the fashion. Why? Because it’s fun. Here are some looks from the 20th Annual SAG Awards. Let’s go through and pick the looks for BEST, WORST, and WTF.
For more awards show fashion, check out the Golden Globes Awards post.
I don’t think Amanda Peet knows how to dress anymore. This is something I’d expect from Chloë Sevigny, and I don’t even know if she could pull this off. It’s just so…fug. I’m sorry, I know “fug” is played-out, but I cannot summon any other words to accurately describe this dour mess.
January 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Harvey Weinstein‘s newest film project is called The Senator’s Wife. It stars Meryl Streep and will openly criticise the National Rifle Association, which Harvey thinks is a terrible organization that promotes violence in this country. He went on Howard Stern’s radio show to talk about the project and wasn’t shy about its aims:
“We’re going to take this issue head-on, and they’re going to wish they weren’t alive after I’m done with them. It’s going to be like crash and burn.”
“I never want to have a gun. I don’t think we need guns in this country, and I hate it, and I think the NRA is a disaster area.”
Fair enough. Y’all know I’m in for anything Meryl Streep does, so let’s get this party started. However, I think Weinstein needs to tread carefully when it comes to the propaganda side of things, because the most effective way to get a message across is through subtlety and presenting a story that everyone can relate to, right?
Also, Harvey Weinstein is powerful and important and all of that, but the NRA is going to wish they were dead after seeing your movie? Uh… they’ll probably just wish YOU were dead… via gunfire or something. That seems more like their style. If massive lobbying and multiple school shootings haven’t made the NRA rethink their policies and morals, I doubt a movie starring Meryl Streep is going to do it, unfortunately.