(NEW YORK) — Meryl Streep is widely considered to be one of the great actresses of the past half-century, and for good reason: She’s received a whopping 19 Oscar nominations, winning three times.
So it’s pretty easy to understand why some people would be nervous to meet her. But mention that to her, and she says the idea makes her feel “exhausted.”
Streep, 67, explains to ABC Radio that when she met Al Pacino in the early 1970s — before she was a household name — she was intimidated by The Godfather star. She recalls that her lip quivered uncontrollably in his presence.
“I hate to think I’m having that effect on somebody else, because I remember it so,” she adds.
Streep thinks that modern technology should help people feel more at ease with one another.
“If there’s one good thing about the selfie world and how close in everybody is to everybody, it’s that the scales fall from your eyes, we’re all just people, and it’s more evident than maybe it was in the olden days,” she says.
You can see Streep on the big screen this Friday, when her latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, opens in theaters.
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