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Meryl Streep Says She Forgot How To Act While Filming 'Don't Look Up'

Meryl Streep Says She Forgot How To Act While Filming 'Don't Look Up'

Meryl Streep is opening up about her new movie, Don’t Look Up, and revealed that she forgot how to act as this was her first project since the pandemic lockdown.

While speaking to Entertainment Weekly in a new interview, the 72-year-old actress said that after being able to do nothing for so long, coming back was odd to her.

“I found it really hard,” she said. “I was aware that my character was funny. I didn’t feel funny in the lockdown. I was living up at home because we live in the Berkshires so that’s about a three-hour drive from Boston.”

Click inside to read more of what Meryl said…

Meryl added that “[I'd] get out of my car, haven’t spoken to anyone in three weeks, and walk into the stadium in Worcester, put on the wig and put on the nails, and put on my face and the suit and the thing. Walk up to the jumbotron. There’s my face 40 feet tall and make a speech to all these people.”

She explained that she “just lost it. I forgot how to act, I forgot what I was about. What am I?”

“I’m this thing all put together of little component parts and it sort of dismantles your humanity, to be isolated like that. Thank god for Jonah [Hill], because he kept us laughing.”

If you missed it, Meryl got really confused why Jonah kept calling her this.

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