Ev­ery day is a com­pro­mise for work­ing women: Streep

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment -

Os­car-win­ning ac­tor Meryl Streep (left) be­lieves that ev­ery day is a com­pro­mise for work­ing women and there is a con­stant sense of guilt. The 66-year-old, who has chil­dren Mamie, Grace, Louisa and Henry with hus­band, sculp­tor Don Gum­mer, ad­mits that she some­times feels a sense of guilt. “Ev­ery day is some kind of com­pro­mise if you’re a work­ing woman. There’s a dif­fer­ent set of ex­pec­ta­tions, and there’s a guilt that’s self­gen­er­ated and con­doned in the larger so­ci­ety,” Streep said. “In ev­ery pro­fes­sion, men are held to a com­pletely dif­fer­ent stan­dard of par­ent­hood,” she added.

The Au­gust Osage County ac­tor also con­fessed that she feels a sense of re­spon­si­bil­ity when it comes to choos­ing what roles to ac­cept as it has an im­pact on the so­ci­ety.

“We all have a re­spon­si­bil­ity for what we put out in the world. I do think that. I mean, un­less you’re re­ally, re­ally strug­gling and have to do some­thing you don’t be­lieve in ... that’s eco­nomic ne­ces­sity. But some­body like me, who can make some choices ... I don’t know what to do with the re­spon­si­bil­ity. But I feel it. And I don’t mind rep­re­sent­ing, for New Jersey and women my age! (sic),” she said.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.