Meryl Streep on the set of Ricki and the Flash 13.10.14
I didn’t have any confidence in my beauty when I was young. I felt like a character actress, and I still do. - Meryl Streep
Thank you everybody! I didnt even buy a dress!(laughter). I’m really really really shocked, and even though awards mean nothing to me anymore (laughter). Im really happy. I wanna thank, oh so many people, Miramax, Daniel Battsek, and especially Scott Rudin who just goes out of his way to find interesting things for everybody to do - especially the girls. And, can I just say there is no such thing as the Best Actress. There is no such thing as the greatest living actress, Im in a position where I have secret information, you know, that I know this to be true (laughter). I am so in awe of the work of the women this year - nominated, not nominated - so proud of us, girls(applause). And everybody wins when we get parts like this. Thank you to John Patrick Shanley for writing this amazing piece. Thank you to Philip Seymour Hoffman, who is just the most fun to work with and the most.. hes just such a great example to all of us of how to live your work with integrity and imagination, every time, every time out! Thank you to the glorious Amy Adams, so funny, so real. The gigantically gifted Viola Davis. My God somebody give her a movie! Oh, wow, Im sure Ive forgotten everybody, Joseph Foster, all the kids, Helen Stenborg, Alice Drummond, all the cast. Thank you to the sisters of Charity, thank you sister Peggy, big hug everybody there. Your love and your work is so inspiring, was so inspiring to all of us. Okay, I gotta get off, but thank you so much. I really do appreciate this. Thank you actors! Love you!
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