Meryl Streep

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Considered by many to be the greatest living film actress, Meryl Streep has performed in over 50 films. She's also a two-time Oscar® winner and has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 13 times! A perfectionist in her craft, Meryl gave highly acclaimed performances in great films like Sophie's Choice (1982), Out of Africa (1985) and The Bridges of Madison County (1995).

In Lady Mendel’s Tea Salon at the Inn at Irving Place in New York, Uma and Meryl meet for tea and talk about what it means to be a legend.

Uma: What does it feel like to be a legend? Does that feel real to you?

Meryl: No, it doesn't. It doesn't mean anything. I can't feel that. It doesn't land.

Uma: Does accomplishment give you comfort? Are you proud of what you've achieved?

Meryl: Secretly, when I go back ... if there's something on TV, an old movie...I hadn't seen Plenty in about 20 years, and I just saw a bit of it. I thought it was really good this time. And I don't think I could see that 20 years ago. That was very satisfying.