Meryl Streep on Beauty

The new installment from PBS Digital Studios’s Blank on Blank series brings a 2008 Entertainment Weekly interview with Meryl Streep to life. She can do no wrong by me, both as an actress and woman.

Case in point, she’s pretty up-front about beauty, going from Yale to Hollywood, and dealing with the sexism in ’60s women’s magazine ad, and how she was more focused on her career than what she wore, which put her on many a fashion critic’s blacklist.

“I loved to wrangle my talent, my need to express myself,” Streep said. “I liked to do it that way. I never thought I was somebody that would be on the cover of magazines in fashion wearing fashions! It’s not me. But that is what movie stardom entails.”