Someone I admire and why.
That’s a tough call, I admire many people for many different reasons but I’ll go with Meryl Streep on this one.
Ever since I was a little girl and watched her play Karen Blixen in Out of Africa I was hooked.
There’s not a single film starring Meryl Streep that I dislike (except Mama Mia and Julia) – wtf was she thinking?
Firm faves include Out of Africa of course, Kramer Vs Kramer, Sophie’s Choice, Bridges of Madison County (I wept wildly at these) The Devil Wears Prada and The Iron Lady.
She collected her Golden Globe award for Kramer Vs Kramer not long after the birth of her first child. She wore her wedding dress since she had nothing else ‘fancy’ enough. The ceremony went on so long so began lactating and approached the stage with both arms across her leaky boobs to hide the wet patches! What a woman, what a winner!
She’s a phenomenal actress, I love her poise, demeanour her voice and those cheekbones. I love how she embraces the ageing process and looks bloody amazing now just as she did as a beautiful young actress. She’s humanist, politic, she’s a straight shooter. She supports amazing worthwhile causes, endorses female education and empowerment but not to the detriment of men. I’ve never seen a hint of scandal surrounding her, she’s not afraid to speak her mind about topical issues and does so with spirit.
She’s a strong woman and completely unapologetic for it. She’s fab, love her! 🙌🏻