Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep thinks girls spend too much time worrying about their weight


Meryl Streep is often described (quite rightly) as one of our greatest living actresses, by critics, the public and her peers. But the three-time Oscar-winning actress wasn't always the confident woman we see in films and at awards ceremonies.

Addressing an audience at Indiana University, where she was accepting an honourary doctorate, Streep explained: 'I was always in plays, but I thought it was vain to be an actress. Plus, I thought I was too ugly to be an actress. Glasses weren't fabulous then.'

'For young women, I would say, don't worry so much about your weight, Streep continued. 'Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things.'

By Olivia Marks

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