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Meryl Streep's Controversial Berlin Film Festival Comments Explained in Full Transcript

Meryl Streep's Controversial Berlin Film Festival Comments Explained in Full Transcript

Meryl Streep is all smiles while stepping out to speak at the Jury Reception during the 2016 Berlin Film Festival on Wednesday (February 17) in Berlin, Germany.

The 66-year-old actress was joined by British actor Clive Owen.

Meryl recently came under fire for how she answered a question about if she’s following any Arab films.

It seems her quote was truncated in a lot of publications.

“Yes, in fact I’ve just seen a film called Theeb, which I loved. I saw Timbuktu recently, but I don’t know very much about the Middle East, and yet I’ve played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures,” Meryl actually said (via Awards Daily). “The thing that I’ve noticed is that there is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture. And, after all, we’re all from Africa originally; we’re all Berliners, we’re all Africans, really. We have critic on our jury, we have a director on our jury, we have actors, a photographer, cinematographer; people will be looking at different things in these films, but we’re human beings, and film is an emotional experience. We’re going to make these decisions based on what our head wants to say, but we’re first attacked in the heart.”

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