Meryl Streep Says What We Are All Thinking

Oh yeah she did.

Even better? She was giving an award to Emma Thompson at the time. Words could literally not be better than at that moment.

Vulture has the text of her speech in full. Read it.

And let us be thankful that we have Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep is not only an incredible actor, but an outspoken humanist. But Meryl Streep can say whatever she wants. She’s Meryl Streep, bitches.

(The origins of this post were brought to my attention by the lovely and talented Laurie Townsend, faithful blog reader and trusted peer. And just all-around good egg.)

 

Why I Love Emma Thompson, Explained In One Paragraph

From The Hollywood Reporter`s Actress Roundtable

Are there roles you won’t play?

THOMPSON: Well, apart from the muff shot and things like that — but let’s not go there (laughter) — there was a patch of time when I was in my 30s and just started [being offered] a whole string of roles that basically involved saying to a man, “Please don’t go and do that brave thing. Don’t! No, no, no, no, no!” That’s a trope, the stock woman who says, “Don’t do the brave thing.” I said no to all of them. I’m so proud.

The first step to solving a problem is admitting the problem. There it is. Now let`s all start to fix it.