Judy Funnie is a hipster…
Interviewer: How important is listening?
Meryl Streep: It's everything, and it's where you learn everything. And, and I always think of acting... I mean, when I was applying to law school and thinking “Well, this is a stupid, acting is a stupid way to make a living and it doesn't do anything in the world.”
But I think it does, I think it does, I think it's, there's a great worth in it. And the worth is in listening to people who maybe don't even exist, or who are voices in your past. And through you, come through the work and you give them to other people.
I think that giving voice to characters that have no other voice, is, that's the great worth of what we do. Because so much of acting is vanity. So much of this is, I mean this feels so great, to come out here and sit here and have everybody clap. But I, but the real thing that makes me feel so good, is when I know I've said something for a soul, you know. I've presented a soul.
/Inside The Actors Studio
“By all means move at a glacial pace. You know how that thrills me.”