YouTube - Nora Ephron Highly Recommends Having Meryl Streep Play You
Primary Language: English
Nora Ephron at the 2004 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Meryl Streep.
My Recent Work
You did not do any work on this video
Subtitles in: English
Start End Subtitles
00:00:02 00:00:05 Ladies and gentlemen, Nora Ephron!
00:00:17 00:00:19 I loved working with Meryl Streep.
00:00:20 00:00:21 First, I worked with her on Silkwood.
00:00:23 00:00:25 Alice Arlen and I did a script for her.
00:00:26 00:00:28 Meryl did Karen Silkwood,
00:00:28 00:00:31 and the Polish person and the Danish person, blah-blah-blah.
00:00:32 00:00:36 But the true stretch, if I do say so, was playing me...
00:00:37 00:00:38 in Heartburn.
00:00:41 00:00:44 I highly recommend having Meryl Streep play you.
00:00:45 00:00:50 If your husband is cheating on you with a carhop, get Meryl to play you.
00:00:51 00:00:53 You'll feel much better.
00:00:55 00:00:59 If you get rear-ended in a parking lot, have Meryl Streep play you.
00:01:00 00:01:03 If the dingo eats your baby, call Meryl.
00:01:07 00:01:10 She plays all of us better than we play ourselves,
00:01:10 00:01:14 although it's a little depressing knowing that if you went to audition
00:01:14 00:01:17 to play yourself, you would lose out to her.
00:01:22 00:01:25 Some days, when I'm having a hard day,
00:01:25 00:01:29 I call up Meryl and she'll come and she'll step in for me.
00:01:32 00:01:34 She's so good, people don't really notice.
00:01:37 00:01:39 I call her at the end of the day and find out how I did
00:01:40 00:01:42 and inevitably it's one of the best days I've ever had.
00:01:51 00:01:57 You have no idea how much work goes into being as good as Meryl is
00:01:58 00:02:02 or for making it look as effortless as she makes it look
00:02:02 00:02:04 but I do.
00:02:04 00:02:07 Because one night, while we were making Heartburn
00:02:08 00:02:12 I went into her trailer, she wasn't expecting me,
00:02:12 00:02:16 she wasn't in costume, and she wasns't wearing makeup.
00:02:17 00:02:21 She turned out to be a 63 year-old Asian woman named Chipack.
00:02:25 00:02:28 So Chipack, tonight we honor you.
Copy and paste the embed code above
Copy and paste the embed code above