Little known, Amazing & Interesting Facts About Meryl Streep
Interesting Facts About Meryl Streep
#1: The Violin Player
One of her most famous challenges, is when she learnt how to play violin by keeping practicing for 6 hours a day for 8 weeks for the lead of the famous movie; “The Music of the Heart” instead of Madonna.
#2: Almost a Lawyer
Meryl Streep applied for law school but she missed the interview because of over sleeping. Therefore, she considered that as a sign to change her goals instead of losing hope.
#3: Working as a Waitress
She studied Drama in Yale University. But, she worked as a waitress in a hotel in New Jersey, USA for a while before making it real big.
#4: The first Oscar Nomination
Meryl Streep’s first role performance was in Julia in 1977, she was nominated for Oscar one year only after her first role, in the second film; The Deer Hunter in 1978.
#5: The Musical Actress
Meryl Streep is famous for her desire in listening to music, most probably classical, to get into her character.
#6: The Oscar in Bathroom
One funny situation in her exciting life is when she left her claimed Oscar for Kramer V.S. Kramer (1979) in the bathroom in 1979 festivities.
#7: The Not So Lovable Role
Mamma Mia was a film about Margaret Thatcher, which Streep refused her role in this film because she doesn’t like her. But, director Phyllida Lloyd persuaded her claiming that she was perfect for this role because both of them are outsiders. Afterwards, Streep earned her third Oscar because of this role.
#8: The Curable Disease
Meryl Streep had has a deviated septum. Although it’s easy for her to cure, she refuses to fix it.
#9: The Mother & Daughter Role
In Evening Film (2007), Meryl Streep shared her daughter Mamie Gummer the same role but in different ages.
#10: The Only Name
Meryl was the only whose name was in the song name (Think of Meryl Streep) in the stage show of “Fame”, although there were many names of other actors in the lyrics.
Another interesting facts about Meryl Streep: The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep has a very interesting life, and there are many facts and situation that she had throughout her career or even her personal life, she deserves to be the “Iron Lady”