Meryl Streep Recalls That Time Dustin Hoffman Slapped Her On Set

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Meryl Streep walked clear of 1979 movie “Kramer vs. Kramer” along with her first Academy Award and an uneasy courting with co-star Dustin Hoffman.

In an interview with The New York Times about her new venture “The Post” and Hollywood’s contemporary reckoning with sexual abuse and harassment printed Wednesday, Streep recalled an afternoon on set when Hoffman slapped her around the face with out caution whilst filming a scene. 

“This is tricky because when you’re an actor, you’re in a scene, you have to feel free. I’m sure that I have inadvertently hurt people in physical scenes,” Streep mentioned. “But there’s a certain amount of forgiveness in that. But this was my first movie, and it was my first take in my first movie, and he just slapped me. And you see it in the movie. It was overstepping. But I think those things are being corrected in this moment. And they’re not politically corrected; they’re fixed. They will be fixed, because people won’t accept it anymore. So that’s a good thing.”

According to biographer Michael Schulman, who printed a ebook about Streep’s occupation in 2016, the actor additionally taunted her concerning the demise of her boyfriend, actor John Cazale, to impress a response for the digital camera. Streep it sounds as if later forgave his on-set habits after he apologized. 

Hoffman has been on the heart of a couple of allegations of sexual misconduct from ladies together with an intern on at the set of a TV film and a pal of his daughter’s, either one of whom had been youngsters on the time. Things got here to a head at a contentious panel led via John Oliver final month when the host publicly faced Hoffman concerning the groping accusations. 

While Streep refuses to call different people who’ve mistreated her within the movie business, the actress informed the Times that she felt “really beaten up” within the early days of her occupation, when medication ran rampant on movie units.

“I have experienced things, mostly when I was young and pretty. Nobody comes on to me [now]. So I wouldn’t have had that more recently,” she mentioned. “But back in the day, when everybody was doing cocaine, there was a lot of [expletive] behavior that was inexcusable. But now that people are older, and more sober, there has to be forgiveness, and that’s the way I feel about it.”

She added, “I do think if the world is going to go on, we have to find out a way to work together, and know that it’s better for men if they respect us deeply as equals.”

To learn Streep’s complete interview, head over to The New York Times.

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