So, full marks to Wintour and no less credit to the absolutely marvellous Meryl Streep for this coup of sorts. Streep is making waves for her new Steven Spielberg film The Post, in which she plays the late Katharine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post. A video interview has also been released which has Wintour interviewing Streep in the Vogue office. Some highlights…
Most challenging role… Meryl looked she was about to Miranda in The Devil Wears Prada, but Anna says, “We’re not going there Meryl,” and they share a laugh. Wow!
Impact on Feminism… Streep shared that no matter how difficult it may be, the conversation around workplace behavior would help advance the feminist agenda. “This moment is absolutely thrilling. This is a door that will not be closed. We got our foot in there now. It will be very difficult for people to conduct their lives the way they have in the past...We're civilized people, and we learn from our mistakes.”
The Post & Women… “One of the themes of the film is how difficult it is to stand up,” said Streep, “And so that sort of speaks to our moment where the truth is so amorphous and difficult to nail down...It's hard to risk a great deal to tell the truth.”
Streep for President… Anna tells Meryl that she should 'run for office' but Streep returns the compliment and says, “You should, you're a good boss. I'm a boss that's beat up at my house.”
That ‘award’ moment… When Wintour presented Streep with her Vogue cover, Meryl appeared touched and actually said, “I wish my mother were alive to see it.” Straight out of an award’s speech, that one!