Last night Meryl Streep went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote August: Osage County. While the movie didn’t make my top 100 movies of 2013 list, Meryl Streep did make my Celebrities I Most Want To Be When I’m an Adult list. For the 3rd year running. So I gladly watched her interview on Jimmy Kimmel last night. Even thought it was on way past my bedtime. After all, If you wanna (literally) be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention. Or so Sister Mary Clarence used to always tell me during choir practice.
While the interview started out a little on the run-of-the-mill side, it got exciting once Meryl Streep decided to start throwing some shade at Benedict Cumberbatch. And it was a decision. You see it in her eyes when she decides that she’d like the interview to go in that direction. You see, when they filmed August: Osage County, the cast really did move to Oklahoma to give the movie an authentic vibe. Mama Meryl had the brilliant idea that they all rough it in the same condo community together. And everyone agreed. Except, you guessed it, Benedict Cumberbatch. He had to stay in a fancy schmancy hotel.
Meryl: “Actually Benedict Cumberbatch was in a special hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, which is in the center of Bartlesville.”
Jimmy: “Well when your name’s Benedict Cumberbatch, you can’t stay in a condominium.”
(Prepare for the zing)
Meryl: “You can’t cumberbatch down to where we are…no.”
Between this interview and the recent speech where she totally took Disney down, Meryl Streep’s getting quite the shade throwing reputation. And it only makes me love her even more. So, as always, I’m open to her turning me into her horcrux if/and when she needs one.