Meryl Streep: Every day is a compromise

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep, 66, believes ”every day is a compromise” for working women.

The actress – who has grown up children Mamie, Grace, Louisa and Henry with husband Don Gummer – has successfully balanced her award-winning career with having a family, but admits she sometimes feels a sense of guilt.

She explained: ”Every day is some kind of compromise if you’re a working woman. There’s a different set of expectations, and there’s a guilt that’s self-generated and condoned in the larger society. In every profession, men are held to a completely different standard of parenthood.”

The Into the Woods star also confessed she feels a sense of responsibility when it comes to choosing what roles to accept.

She told Sunday Times Culture magazine: ”We all have a responsibility for what we put out in the world. I do think that. I mean, unless you’re really, really struggling and you have to do something you don’t believe in. That’s economic necessity. But somebody like me, who can make some choices… I don’t know what to do with it, the responsibility. But I feel it. And I don’t mind representing, for New Jersey and women my age!”

 

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