Meryl Streep: 'I'm Not A Glamour Puss'

The legendary actress discusses her 'August: Osage County,' the red carpet and holiday plans.
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Transcript for Meryl Streep: 'I'm Not A Glamour Puss'
"august: Osage county," the family drama that took broadway by storm when it opened in 2008. Netting a pulitzer prize, five tony awards, including best play, is coming to the big screen this christmas. Its cast includes oscar-winner meryl streep, julia roberts, who play a mother and daughter at odds over, well, just about everything. We're going to talk to meryl streep in just a moment. But first, let's take a look. You want her here? I have an indian in my house. You have a problem with indians, violet? Don't want what to say to an indian. They're called native americans, mom. Who decided that? Why can't you call them what they want to be called? Let's call the dinosaurs native americans while we're at it. Please welcome meryl streep. I watched this the other night. Yeah. Whoa. It is so incredibly intense. That had to be just emotionally and physically taxing to do a role like this. It's a great, great play, made into a wonderful, wonderful screenplay. Fantastic parts for everyone. But I wasn't sure I really wanted to enter that -- the house of pain that this -- my character lives in. How was that to take on that kind of role? There are aspects of it that were just really painful to imagine and to put myself in. And through. But I'm glad I did it, ultimately. Well, you're getting rave reviews. And julia roberts talks about the fact that it's such an honor, as she put it, to work with you. And she had been looking forward to it. I had the amazing group of people around me. Julia roberts, julianne and juliet. I had my family jewels. Never thought of it like that. I see you year in and year out on the red carpet, the oscars. Anyou're a nerus wreck. How many times you've been here and you always say that it's very difficult for you to enjoy the moment, as many times as you have been nominated and you won. What is it about the oscars? I'm not a glamour puss. I will say that. I don't know how to be on the red carpet. I don't know how to be that thing. To fill the shoes and the whole thing. You know? And any holiday plans? Any special family traditions that you can share before we go away? Family sitting down? The family tradition is that I do all of the work. That's one that will probably continue. 35 years. You're doing something right, dear. Thank you. Thank you very much. "August: Osage county" opens in new york and los angeles on DECEMBER 27th. AND NATIONWIDE JANUARY 5th.

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