Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Fresh Off Controversial Remarks, Meryl Streep Champions Women in Film in Berlinale Master Class

Meryl Streep rarely minces words, but when asked last week about the issue of diversity, and the lack of it on the Berlinale jury of which she's currently serving as president, the legendary performer hedged — and blundered into a rare controversy. To hear her remarks in context is to know that it wasn't nearly as bad as the flippant "We're all Africans, really" that circulated in the press and on social media. (Watch highlights from the jury's press conference above, and catch the full version here.) But for Streep, usually so charming and eloquent that her awards-season acceptance speeches are a form of entertainment in their own right, her apparent unwillingness to...

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