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Meryl Streep Says Experiences With Violence Changed Her On A 'Cellular Level'

Meryl Streep Says Experiences With Violence Changed Her On A 'Cellular Level'

Meryl Streep is all smiles while attending the Citymeals on Wheels 31st Annual Power Lunch for Women on Thursday (November 16) held at the Rainbow Room in New York City.

The Academy Award winner appeared at a separate event the day before, where she praised journalists for their bravery, telling the audience she did “know something about real terror”.

Meryl recounted two incidents, one in which she said she was attacked and “played dead and waited until the blows stopped, watching like people say you do from like 50 feet above where I was beaten”.

Meryl then described another incident when she was with Cher when she saw a man attacking a woman. In that case, she said she “went completely nuts” and chased the man off. “I was changed by these events on a cellular level because women do know something particular about coming to the danger place,” Meryl continued. “We come to it disadvantaged through the many millennia preceding our present moment and because of our vulnerability we anticipate danger, we expect it.”

“We’re hyper alert to it, we have the 360 on the whole room,” Meryl added. “”We have measurably more acute hearing, we have a better sense of smell, we notice details, what people are wearing, their tics and peculiarities.”

Also pictured inside at the Citymeals on Wheels event: Liam Neeson, Kathie Lee Gifford and Christie Brinkley.

The event raised over $1 million to provide nearly 136,000 meals to New York’s City’s homebound elderly.

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  • meme

    SIT DOWN, Meryl. So she claims to have been beaten nearly to death but didn’t file a police report? What year did this happen? She’s been famous a very long time so we’d know if she’d been beaten up since then. I think she’s full of shit.

  • tom

    BIG, OLD PHONEY

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  • Sassy3000

    That woman is a total fake! She claims to care about women and children and yet gave a standing ovation to a puke like Roman Polanski?! Can we say major hypocrite?!
    Same with others who claim to care about people yet subscribe to dangerous lies about children thanks to that psychotic, bold-faced lying, puke Kinsey! His research was a complete Fraud!
    But the Hollywood elites don’t care. They think they’re above the laws of man and God.