Meryl Streep Deflects Diversity Question And Says We’re All Africans
You might want to scratch Meryl Streep off your “favorite white people” list because the actress has deflected on a big question concerning diversity in Hollywood.
The actress sat in at a Berlin Film Festival panel that was noticeably all white. An Egyptian reporter asked Streep if she was aware that panel as well as Hollywood was missing a lot of diversity. According to Today Pop Culture:
“There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all we’re all from Africa originally,” she added. “Berliners, we’re all Africans really.”
The Berlinale jury, which awards the prestigious Golden Bear prize, is comprised of seven white people: actor Lars Eidinger, British film critic Nick James, French photographer Brigitte Lacombe, British actor Clive Owen, Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher and Polish director Malgorzata Szumowska.
Streep praised the representation of women on the panel.
“This jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury, and that’s an unusual situation in bodies of people who make decisions,” Streep said.”So I think the Berlinale is ahead of the game.”
This would explain why Future and Meryl look exactly alike!