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00:00:00 00:00:04 ...An actor can't blush on cue, or just because they want to,
00:00:04 00:00:06 this is crazy, I must have imagined it.
00:00:07 00:00:12 Then she said Liz when you see the movie, she blushes on cue.
00:00:12 00:00:14 Who could do that but Meryl?
00:00:14 00:00:17 But as talented as Meryl is there is one particular kind of role
00:00:18 00:00:20 that even she might not be able to pull off.
00:00:20 00:00:23 She might be blonde, but no one's ever called Meryl dumb.
00:00:23 00:00:25 She's mysteriously intelligent.
00:00:26 00:00:29 To my knowledge she's never really played a stupid character.
00:00:30 00:00:31 She's played mean characters,
00:00:31 00:00:34 she's played characters who make wrong choices,
00:00:34 00:00:37 but never, I don't think she could play a dumb character.
00:00:37 00:00:40 She can play ordinary characters,
00:00:41 00:00:46 she can play, you know, all different socioeconomic level characters
00:00:46 00:00:51 but dumb, I don't know. She's got a natural quickness
00:00:51 00:00:57 that just sort of infuses all her performances.
00:00:58 00:00:59 Meryl is not only quick, she's funny.
00:00:59 00:01:02 When she put her hands and feet in cement at Mann's Chinese Theater
00:01:03 00:01:05 as they say in show biz, she killed.
00:01:06 00:01:11 I'm from New Jersey. You know we do memorialize people in cement.
00:01:11 00:01:13 but they don't get to say thank you.
00:01:15 00:01:17 Meryl can joke about her New Jersey roots now
00:01:17 00:01:20 but then again, despite the popular perception of her
00:01:20 00:01:23 Meryl can make a joke out just about anything.
00:01:23 00:01:25 She really doesn't take herself too seriously
00:01:25 00:01:27 and it also seems to be very important to her
00:01:27 00:01:29 that we not take her too seriously either.
00:01:29 00:01:34 She's serious but at the same time she's a real whack job.
00:01:34 00:01:37 She's very funny and has an incredible
00:01:38 00:01:41 devilish kind of sense of humor.
00:01:41 00:01:44 She's got a big loud naughty laugh.
00:01:44 00:01:48 You sense that she's somebody who would love a great dirty joke.
00:01:49 00:01:51 She tries to really cut herself down to size
00:01:51 00:01:53 because nobody else is going to do it.
00:01:53 00:01:56 She insists that she be down here with the rest of us.
00:01:56 00:01:57 I think that's very appealing.
00:01:57 00:02:01 Still when it comes to acting Meryl Streep has always,
00:02:01 00:02:03 consistently been way about everyone else
00:02:04 00:02:07 and she's not about to stop now as she enters her sixth decade,
00:02:08 00:02:10 she's ready for whatever role life throws at her.
00:02:10 00:02:13 Every year there is at least one Meryl Streep movie
00:02:13 00:02:15 and it's usually a prestige film.
00:02:15 00:02:17 It's not like because she's in it it's box office
00:02:17 00:02:20 but Meryl Streep approaches it fearlessly.
00:02:21 00:02:23 That's the one word that I would use to describe her
00:02:23 00:02:26 and how she approaches her career at any age.
00:02:26 00:02:28 Fearless.
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