Back to IndieWire

Watch Meryl Streep Be Characteristically Fabulous at The Women In The World Summit

Watch Meryl Streep Be Characteristically Fabulous at The Women In The World Summit

Meryl Streep, joined Ava DuVernay and Pakistani documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy onstage for “Story Power: Three Great Women In Film” — moderated by Jon Stewart no less and part of the sixth annual Women In The World Summit. And she was, of course, beyond fabulous.

“The women who have been directors have been, largely, they’ve had a really rough time breaking in in our business,” La Streep said. “But a lot of it has to do with imagination. This act of empathy, that women go through from the time we’re little girls–we read all of literature, all of history, it’s really about boys, most of it. But I can feel more like, you know, Peter Pan than Tinker Bell. Or Wendy. I wanted to be Tom Sawyer, not Becky!”

Watch her fabulosity below:

This Article is related to: News