Meryl Streep thinks she should write a book, of all the speeches she’s prepared for Oscar wins, but didn’t actually win.
At first I thought she was writing a book on how to write an Oscar speech. Step 1: Look Surprised Step 2: Make a comment on how you “didn’t write anything” Step 3: Thank your agent first, God second, spouse third.
Streep has been Nominated 16 times in her career, but has only won an Academy Award twice, though she admits that she writes a speech each time…just in case.
“I sit there every year with a speech. I’ve got 14 speeches I’ve never given. They’re all really good. One day I’ll put them in a book,” admits Streep.
She won once for her Best Supporting actress for “Kramer Vs Kramer” in 1979 and again in 1982 for Best Actress “Sophies Choice.” Since then, the Oscars have really just been blue-balling Meryl Streep for 30 years. It’s like the Oscars are playing hard-to-get and Streep is buying a box of chocolates on Valentines Day…just in case. Sad, funny, but mostly sad.
When she got nominated for Best Actress two years ago for her role in “Julie and Julia” she joked, “When I was nominated last year I thought, ‘I’m so old and they’re still doing this. This is amazing.”
Even with all her not-wins, she maintains a sense of humor about it. “I think the Academy sort of parcels things out; ‘you’ve had enough.’ And I get that sense from the aggregate fellowship of my colleagues. You know, ‘Sit down!’.”