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Believe it or not, Meryl Streep once feared she wouldn’t get more work

Oscar-winning actor Meryl Streep used to fear that every film would be her last.

hollywood Updated: Jul 30, 2016 15:00 IST
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“I remember as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really.”

Oscar-winning actor Meryl Streep used to fear that every film would be her last.

The 67-year-old’s biggest concern was that she wouldn’t be cast in any more movies. But she says she is proud that she still boasts a successful career 27 years later, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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Speaking to the Wall Street Journal magazine about her fears for the future, Streep said: “And if you’re lucky you can keep working. But everybody has troughs and dismal times - every single person.”

“I remember as I was hovering around 40, I thought each movie would be my last, really. And all the evidence of other 40-year-old women at that time - this is 27 years ago - would lead you to believe it was over.”

Streep further shared that she would have been “unhappy” if her acting career had come to an end because of her age.

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“On a certain level you don’t have any choice - you’re unhappy if you’re not doing it, so you’re compelled in a certain way,” she said.

Streep recently signed on to co-star opposite Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the upcoming Mary Poppins reboot.

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