“Viola Davis is as good as she is. Emma Thompson. Judy Davis. Olivia Colman. Kate Winsket, damn it!”
Meryl Streep turned 72 this week, and amid the tributes, an interview with Sharon stone dating from last May emerged on social networks, where the star of Casino gets angry with the status of her colleague, erected to the rank of actress “perfect” at Hollywood.
During a long interview with Everything Zoom, Sharon Stone is asked about The Laundromat, a film by Steven Soderbergh which she co-stars with the actress from On the road to Madison, but she doesn’t like the turn of the question: “I like the way you turn it, that I’m working ‘finally’ with Meryl Streep. You didn’t say, ‘Meryl is finally going to work with Sharon Stone’, nor ” you’re finally going to work together ‘, no Because her image was fabricated to make you think, ‘everyone wants to work with Meryl.’ I wonder if she likes it? The way you turned that question actually answers the question. This business was built in such a way that we all have to envy and admire Meryl, like she’s the only one who is one. so good actress. So everyone has to compete with her. I find her wonderful, both as a woman and as an actress. But in my opinion, quite frankly, there are other actresses as talented as Meryl Streep. iconography around her is part of what Hollywood does to women.Viola Davis is as good as her. Emma Thompson. Judy Davis. Olivia Colman. Kate Winsket, damn it! But you say Meryl’s name and everybody’s ‘passed out. I play baddies better than Meryl and I’m sure she would say the same. Meryl wouldn’t have been good in Basic Instinct or Casino, I’m better at those kinds of roles. I know it. She knows it. But we are all calibrated to think that there is only Meryl … (she takes exaggerated aspirations between each word) which is so amazing … that as soon as you say her name … you feel like answering … that it would be amazing … for me … to work with her … after all, we are all the Queen of Something. I am the Queen of Trick! She is the Queen of Things! We must then be seated in the seats assigned to us. Are you kinding me ? If we worked in a supermarket, she wouldn’t be cashier # 1 forever. We do our job. Everyone is improving, and everyone has days without. Even Meryl. But we have been taught that not everyone can have a seat at this table, that once an elected official is chosen, no one can sit there. “
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