Hollywood veteran Meryl Streep says at the start of her career she thought her looks weren’t good enough to make her a success in the industry.
Scoring an Oscar victory thrice, Streep, 64, is the most nominated actress in Hollywood, having 18 nominations to her credit, reported E!Online.
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“I was always in plays, but I thought it was vain to be an actress. Plus, I thought I was too ugly to be an actress. Glasses weren’t fabulous then. Many of my friends woke up at 3 years of age and said, ‘I have to be on stage’,” Streep said.
“I never had that. I’ve always been an omnivore, interested in way too many things, but I found the one
profession that fed all my appetites,” she added.
For being over 50 in the entertainment industry, Streep said, “When I was 40, I was offered three witches in one summer. And I thought, ‘OK, this is it.”
“You turn 40, and oh my god.’ The only reason I have a career at 64 is that I’ve had hits later in life. I’ve found that once certain movies are out, audiences aren’t so age-phobic. They were willing, and they were happy,” she added.