Meryl Streep Knows Of Our Hero Worship Of Her & Speaks Wisely On It

Meryl Streep is the Beyoncé of acting. Or Beyoncé is the Meryl Streep of music; both work. Either way, Meryl Streep is a living legend, revered across her craft and beyond, and widely considered "the world's greatest living actress." But have you ever wondered how this almost mythological reverence of Meryl Streep affects, well, Meryl Streep? Because she knows about it, of course, and she's recently talked about what it's like carrying the weight of one's own lofty reputation around. Here's what Meryl Streep said about her fame in a recent interview with The Associated Press:

Legit. Then in the same interview she once again demonstrated her commitment to her craft, this time in reference to the zillion-pages long (that might be a slight exaggeration) monologues she had to do for August: Osage County:

"Do it for Benedict Cumberbatch" is indeed an A+ motivator for life in general.