That’s Not Even Her Real Name: 70 Fascinating…

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That’s Not Even Her Real Name: 70 Fascinating…

That’s Not Even Her Real Name: 70 Fascinating…
31. Streep is the second of four consecutive Actress Oscar winners with the initials “M.S.,” beginning with Maggie in 1978, followed by Streep in ’79, Mary Steenburgen in ’80, and Maureen Stapleton in ’81.

32. She for the lead role in Oliver ‘s 1989 adaptation of Evita, but dropped out only two to . Initially, her decision to walk was blamed on exhaustion, but it was later revealed there was a over her salary. The role would eventually be by Madonna in 1996.

33. After starring in 1990’s Postcards from the Edge, written by Carrie Fisher as an adaptation of her semi-autobiographical novel of the same name, Streep became godmother to Fisher’s Billie Lourd when she was born in 1992.

34. Streep was in early consideration for the iconic role of Ripley as the first Alien film was being cast. The role, of course, wound up going to her old Yale classmate Weaver. However, she was able to make a contribution of sorts to the character by the time Alien 3 was in production in 1992. As many of that film’s were being created in England after Weaver and the cast had home to the , a prosthetic cast of Ripley’s head was needed for some shots. Rather than fly Weaver back, a cast of Streep that had been made for some other was still floating around the and was used by the instead.

35. Streep has only lost out on five roles in her career: Dwan in King Kong, Straton in Gigolo, Patsy Cline in Sweet , Miss Kenton in The Remains of the Day, and Elizabeth I in Elizabeth.

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