It’s not even her real name: 70 fascinating facts about Meryl Steep

31. Streep is second among four consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress Oscar winner with initials “M.S.,”Begin with Maggie SmithIn 1978, Streep was followed in ’79 by Streep. Mary SteenburgenIn 1980, and Maureen StapletonIn ’81.

32. She was a lobbyist for the lead role Oliver StoneThe 1989 version of EvitaHowever, she dropped out two months prior to filming. Initially, she believed her decision to quit was due to exhaustion. However, it was revealed that there had been a dispute about her salary. The final role would be taken by Madonna in 1996.

33. After being a star in 1990’s Postcards from The Edge, written by Carrie Fisher as an adaptation of her semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, Streep became godmother to Fisher’s daughter Billie Lourd when she was born in 1992.

34. Streep was a candidate for Ripley’s role in the iconic film. AlienFilm was being cast. The role, of course, wound up going to her old Yale classmate Weaver. But she was able make some contributions to the character at the time. Alien 3It was in production at the time in 1992. A lot of the special effects in that film were being created in England, after Weaver had returned home with the cast. Ripley was required to provide a prosthetic cast. Instead of flying Weaver home, the filmmakers used a cast of Streep from another project that was still in the studio.

35. Streep has lost only five roles in the course of her career: Dwan in King Kong, Michelle Straton in American GigoloPatsy, Cline Sweet Dreams, Miss Kenton in The Remains of the DayElizabeth I Elizabeth.


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