Streep slams Trump

Cape Breton Post - - ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT -

In an emo­tional speech by turns tear­ful, de­fi­ant and hu­mor­ous, Meryl Streep dou­bled down on her harsh crit­i­cism of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, and spoke of hav­ing be­come a tar­get since she first took him on in her Golden Globes speech in Jan­uary.

Ad­dress­ing a cheer­ing au­di­ence at a fundraising gala for the Hu­man Rights Cam­paign, a na­tional LGBT group, Streep re­ferred to Trump’s tweet af­ter her Globes speech, in which he called the cel­e­brated ac­tress “over­rated.”

“Yes, I am the most over­rated, over-dec­o­rated and cur­rently, I am the most over-be­rated ac­tress ... of my gen­er­a­tion,” she said to laughs.

She noted that she wished she could sim­ply stay home “and load the dish­washer” rather than take a podium to speak out - but that “the weight of all these hon­ours” she’s re­ceived in her ca­reer com­pelled her to speak out.

“It’s ter­ri­fy­ing to put the tar­get on your fore­head,” she said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.