Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep says people should be “afraid” of US President Donald Trump and his “possibility”. After Streep criticized Trump during her Cecil B. DeMille acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globes for seemingly mocking a disabled reporter, the then president-elect fired back by saying Streep is “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood”.
Comedian Stephen Colbert brought up Trump’s criticism when he introduced Streep earlier this month at his annual onstage conversation to raise money for Montclair Film, the New Jersey film festival organiser Colbert has long supported. Calling the president’s tweet, “perhaps the greatest honour she has ever been given,” the “Late Show...” host read the missive with his Trump impersonation as he brought Streep to the stage.
The moment was far from the only time the pair talked about Trump, with Streep later saying that she thinks “we should be afraid” of “his possibility,” reports hollywoodreporter.com.
During the nearly two-hour-long discussion, Streep recalled her early days as an actress and memorable experiences on the stage and screen.
She spoke about her role in the upcoming “Mary Poppins Returns” and shared some of her favourite recent movie releases, raving about “A Star is Born” and other award hopefuls. (IANS)
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