New article with kind of rare parts of interviews with Meryl Streep about acting on the Goldenglobes blog:
I spent a long time thinking acting wasn’t worthwhile, that it was frivolous and not worth anything to the world at large. When I went to drama school I thought it was silly — speaking someone else’s words, imitating behavior, feeling other’s emotions. I’m an intelligent parrot, that’s what I am. It was very easy to dismiss this great art form.
I don’t feel this way anymore. We are defined and remembered, as a civilization, by the arts. I was once invited to a dinner on the arts in Washington D.C., and Nixon’s chief of staff, Alexander Haig–an unlikely choice for a speaker–got up and said, “Nobody remembers the armies that anybody had raised or the bridges or railways they built. Times are remembered for their artists.” I believe that, too.
I have been accused of being a …
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