On set of Sophie’s Choice, 1982

Dustin Hoffman planned the moment when he throws his wine glass against the wall during the restaurant scene with Meryl Streep. The only person he warned in advance was the cameraman, to make sure that it got in the shot. Streep’s shocked reaction is real, but she stayed in character long enough for the director to yell cut. In the documentary on the DVD, she recalls yelling at Hoffman as soon as the shot was over for scaring her so badly.

Sex scenes, love scenes. Yes, at this age it’s unusual for somebody to do a love scene, to be making love. But that is just how benighted we are. Because, you know, we still are alive. It’s you and I, baby. It’s authentic. The whole idea that you have to look a certain way and be a certain age to earn love is ridiculous. We love what we love. It doesn’t matter what shape it is.

- Meryl Streep

Suffragette, 2015 (x)

Dir. Sarah Gavron

 August: Osage County (2013)

"I do not like this particular side of you."


Meryl Streep as Violet Weston in August: Osage County (2013)

that’s all!

Meryl Streep | August: Osage County