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Meryl Streep backs Barack Obama on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross

Hollywood actress Meryl Streep shares her thoughts on Barack Obama, on this week's Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, on BBC One on Friday 4 July.


She says: "I think he'll be the next President, I don't make any bones about it. It was historic for all of us, I think it'll be a formidable team.


"A lot of people are going to get involved this summer. I haven't been campaigning because I worked more since I hit 50 than when I was young and pretty."


Meryl also reflects on some of her leading men. She says of Dustin Hoffman (Kramer Vs Kramer): "In the very first scene he slapped me as hard as he could, off-camera, you could see the mark. I was so shocked, it set me up for the right feeling for him. I love him, but I was mad at him that day!"


Pierce Brosnan, her co-star in Mamma Mia, was, according to Meryl, "a dreamboat, he sounds like Tom Waits and Joe Cocker, a kind of mix".


She enjoyed working with Jack Nicholson (Heartburn). "I remember laughing all the time, he took the p**s out of everybody," she says. "During Heartburn I was pregnant, really sick, he didn't have a prayer, I was off men!"

Meryl reveals that her character Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada was based on a man. She says: "I based her on all the men that I've known that in business have positions of authority. Generally the strongest ones don't raise their voices that much."


And she tells Jonathan that she keeps her Oscars "on a very high shelf. The kids used to fight with them!"


Jonathan also chats with Adrian Lester and Chris Addison, and there's music from The Last Of The Shadow Puppets.


A Hotsauce TV production for BBC One.


Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, Friday 4 July 2008, 10.35pm, BBC One


Notes to Editors


Please note that the above quotes are taken verbatim from a studio recording before editing and may not necessarily reflect the content of the final transmitted version of the programme.






Category: TV Entertainment; BBC One
Date: 01.07.2008
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