Meryl Streep on feminism, family and playing Pankhurst in “Suffragette”- Time Out

Kacey here.

I don’t know about you, but I’m eager to see “Suffragette.” I’m eager to learn, appreciate, and be emboldened by my sisters.

Time Out did a little interview series with some of the cast members and I (unsurprisingly) devoured what Meryl Streep shared. And I devoured it with her voice in my head. Check it out…

From Time Out London:


 

Meryl Streep on feminism, family and playing Pankhurst in ‘Suffragette’

Meryl Streep stars as Emmeline Pankhurst in the new film ‘Suffragette’. Here she talks feminism, Hollywood sexism and window-smashing, wearing a t-shirt with a famous line from her character

© Mary Rozzi

Do you have a motto you try to live by?
‘Do what you can.’

What lesson did you learn from your mum and your grandmother?
‘My mother’s highest compliment: “You’re capable, Meryl. You are capable and you can do anything you set your mind to.” My grandmother, on the other hand, said: “Fools’ names and fools’ faces always appear in public places.” Which was less helpful in the profession I chose!’

What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
‘Don’t waste so much time thinking about how much you weigh. There is no more mind-numbing, boring, idiotic, self-destructive diversion from the fun of living.’

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
‘From my husband who says: “Start by starting.”’

What’s your biggest regret?
‘That my friendships suffered from lack of attention (compared to my mother’s deep and long-lived attachments) in favour of the time taken up by my family, my career and civic concerns.’

What could you not live without?
‘My family.’

What makes you angry?
‘Deliberate ignorance of global warming by the richest, best-educated people and institutions in the world, as if it will not profoundly impact on them, their privileged lives and their families.’

Is being ladylike overrated?
‘I would say it is underrated. ….READ ON HERE.

{article & photo courtesy of Time Out London}

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