California, January 9: The Hollywood actress Meryl Streep received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday. In his acceptance speech, she honoured the late Carry Fisher and defended the journalists.
Meryl Streep who actively participated in the campaign for Hillary Clinton before the elections took potshots at Donald Trump without naming the US President-elect.
She mentioned that a performance from the last year that stunned her came from the campaign trail where “the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country” imitated a disabled reporter from The New York Times.
“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it,” she said adding, “I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.” Streep said that “when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”
“Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence,” Streep said. She added that when a person in power adopts the instinct to humiliate, it trickles down into everyone's life and allows other the permission to behave similarly.
Calling it a reviled place, she went on to defend the Hollywood. Streep said that it is really a community filled with people from other places united in the mission to show the different people and make the audiences feel what they feel. “If you kill `em all, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts,” she said.
Meryl Streep already has 48 Oscars and Golden Globe nominations in her name. She was nominated this year for her portrayal of a bad opera singer in “Florence Foster Jenkins.” She mentioned Fisher, who died just after Christmas, and how the actress and writer urged others to “take your broken heart and make it into art.”