"I've been offered many witches over the years, starting when I was 40, and I said no to all of them, But this was really fun because it played with the notion of what witches mean. They represented age and ugliness and scary powers we don't understand. So here's my opportunity to say, here's what you wish for when you're getting old." *Meryl Streep explains why she took on the story's iconic role of the Witch after turning down similar opportunities in the past.
There’s a phrase in this film: ‘Deeds not words.’ And that’s sort of where I stand on that. I let the actions of my life stand for what I am as a human being. And content with that. Not the words. *On her calling herself a humanist and not a feminist...
Time Out: Are you a feminist? Meryl: I am a humanist, I am for nice and easy balance._ Time Out Magazine (http://www.timeout.com/london/film/meryl-streep-on-feminism-family-and-playing-pankhurst-in-suffragette)
I didn't like the book. But that may just be me. The script is wonderful. *Meryl Streep, after landing the plum role of Francesca Johnson (opposite co-star Clint Eastwood) in The Bridges Of Madison County
"There are some days when I think I'm overrated and that acting is wildly overvalued. I don't feel different or special. It's funny that my reputation is for extensive preparation because I am probably the laziest of many actors I've worked with. I'm extremely undisciplined, but nobody wants to believe it - which is fine. Sometimes under-preparation isvery good, because it instils fear, which is galvanising." *how Meryl does see herself