Friday, May 24, 2024

Meryl Streep Says She Was Frightened At First Cannes 35 Years Ago: “I’m not a rock star, I lead a boring life”


Meryl Streep says when she came to Cannes 35 years ago, she was frightened.

Streep picked up Best Actress in 1989 in the middle of winning three Oscars. The award then was for Fred Schepisi’s “Evil Angels,” a movie no one remembers.

But she says here in an interview from this afternoon that there was little security and that the paparazzi mobbed her. She returned to her hotel room, shaking.

She was shocked. “I’m not a rock star, I live a boring life,” she said. “Not boring. But not one filled with hyperbole.”

You have to love her.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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