- Interviewer: How challenging was it to fake a masturbation scene?
- Meryl Streep: What makes you think I was faking?
Matilda was left alone. That was how she liked it.
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2001
Dress, VOSS Red and black ostrich feathers and glass medical slides painted red
Photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
“There’s blood beneath every layer of skin.”
We spent 101 days in Africa. Meryl shot on 99 of them. Everybody got sick but her. She has the stamina of a stevedore. And total dedication.Do you remember the scene in which Meryl arrives at the farm and is introduced to a long line of servants? It was filmed in one long take and Meryl played it perfectly. Calm, dignified, completely in character. But the instant Sydney said ‘Cut !’ her face contorted and she smashed her fist against her chest as she yelled, ‘Get this thing out of here!’ The costume person tore open her dress, and out fell an enormous insect’. It had been crawling around in there all through the scene, but she had forced herself to ignore it.
The winner takes it all… Awards Season 2012