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Meryl Streep Explains What She Liked About Playing August: Osage County's 'Horrible' Matriarch on The View

Meryl Streep Explains What She Liked About Playing August: Osage County's 'Horrible' Matriarch on The View
Meryl Streep on 'The View'
Meryl Streep chats about 'August: Osage County' on ABC's 'The View.'

Meryl Streep isn't crazy. No, the greatest film actress of all time knows what a nasty, acid-tongued and devious character Violet Weston is in Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece August: Osage County. But, Streep, who's been nominated for the Oscar 17(!) times, wanted to play the cancer-battling, drug-addicted matriarch in John Wells' film version anyway. On December 19, the legend headed to ABC's The View to chat with Barbara Walters and Co. about what it was like playing Violet. "It was horrible! She's mean. Mean as a snake," she said. "She's just sick of not saying what she thinks." Streep also chatted about what it was like living with the cast during filming and why she's aware of some insane thing called "Streep fatigue." Watch the interview and go see August: Osage County in wide release on January 10!

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