“She takes the burden of leading the country lightly”: Meryl Streep on her character in Don’t Look Up

Among the stellar cast headlining upcoming Netflix title ‘Don’t Look Up’, there’s a certain three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep, widely described as the best actress of her generation.

In the sci-fi comedy film, she plays the President of the United States, who has a rather nonchalant attitude towards the possible end of the world.

Talking about her character, Streep said:

“We’ve become accustomed to loving horrible people. The anti-heroine is much less common. Take The Devil Wears Prada. Miranda Priestly is one of those people who’s disagreeable, but I understood her more because she had such a burden on her. But President Orlean wears the burden of leading the country very lightly. She hardly gives a second thought to it. It’s really about self-aggrandizement.”

The Adam McKay directorial has already release in select theatres. It will premiere worldwide through the platform on December 24.


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