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Meryl Streep Is A Goddamned Treasure In Her Reddit AMA with Hugh Grant

By Jodi Smith | Celebrity | August 10, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Celebrity | August 10, 2016 |

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant promoted their upcoming film Foster Jenkins with a Reddit AMA, as one does. The duo play husband and wife in the film and that chemistry is apparent in their answers and interactions. Grant is charming even when his answers are being typed out into an internet forum. However, Goddess Meryl Streep has a lock on the charming and amazing in this AMA.

Meryl Streep - would you actually accept a role playing Hillary Clinton? - SwankChipmunk4

Meryl - For me…probably we should let Hillary play the role she was destined to play all by herself first.

Is a hotdog a sandwich? - Chtorr

Hugh: I had a very unhappy experience with Nathan’s hotdogs.

Meryl: Last night you had a hotdog.

Hugh: I had one last night, I got so hungry at the premier. Which I paid for myself.

Meryl: Only the best.

Hugh: I was filming Two Weeks Notice in Coney Island, and someone told me Nathan’s hotdogs were famous. What they didn’t tell me is you should only have one. I had seven.

Meryl: Seven?

Hugh: I was unable to return to the set after, because of the condition of my innards. I had a makeup artist from Brooklyn who did not mince her words. She said, “Oh my god, did it blow your ass out?”

Meryl: It’s really a lovely story. I want to return to that, over and over.

Meryl: Is a hotdog a sandwich? Well with a bun, yes. Without a bun, no. It’s a canapé.

Meryl - would you be up for playing Batman? - The_Iceman2288

Meryl: Definitely! Boom. Yes.

What is your favourite type of cheese? - Fuck-You-Dave

Meryl: Well my favorite is really really sharp, extra sharp, aged cheddar cheese.

Hugh: I recently discovered the stuff that comes out of tube in america. What’s it called?

Meryl: Velveeta?

Hugh: Delicious.

Meryl: Oh you really—

Hugh: Unmatchable.

Meryl: You’re lying.

Hugh: Almost as good as a Nathan’s hot dog. Particularly when squeezed directly into the mouth I think.

Meryl: That’s far enough.

For Meryl: let’s be honest here, you use at least one of your oscars as a door stop right? :P
Serious question though, after so many wins and nominations, do you still get excited for the oscars whenever you get nominated?
- HenroTee

Meryl: Of course I do, of course I do. I am a human being, and also I’m sort of in a category of person that is usually out to pasture at this point in their career. A woman and over 60, so it’s a miracle. When I get invited back, and I fully am delighted, because it’s those nominations come from other actors, they don’t come from everybody else, they just come from the people who know what it is. So that’s cool.

No, but, no. they are not door stops. but they are not consistently and beautifully stored, I must say. The housekeeping at my house leaves something to be desired to say the least.

What more can be done to have more character roles for women in the industry?
You’re an institution, are you ever planning to teach/train/mentor other actors?
Would you consider making a movie with Netflix? I think Netflix does provide a better platform for storytelling.
- pm_me_anything_funny

Meryl: What more can be done? Well, in the industry I think there are lots of roles now in television, which is where sort of everything is happening, where best writing, the edgiest of programing, most ambitious work, the long-form serial things are very exciting and very friendly to all kinds of women. Movies- lag, and that probably has to do with the hierarchy of who decides what movies are made.

You’re an institution, are you ever planning to teach/train/mentor other actors?

Meryl: A crumbling institution. I’ve been asked to do that at various times and I always come up against a blank wall of “What do I actually know? What’s conveyable?” and I kind of wouldn’t know what would be on the syllabus, you know? Like how to teach. It’s not my skill set, you?

Would you consider making a movie with Netflix? I think Netflix does provide a better platform for storytelling.

Meryl: Sure! I agree with you- do you know anybody there?

How does it feel to be the inspiration and role models to other, well accomplished, actors/ actresses? - OldLadyHazley

Meryl: Daunting. It does. But I know what people meant to me when I was coming up. I know that certain actors and actresses really meant a lot. And so I get it. But I feel…yeah…I feel not up to the job sometimes. Every time out is kind of terrifying like it is for you, but I guess I’m an example that in spite of your terror you can continue.