The recent Facebook post by Meryl Streep has gone viral. Featuring a throwback picture of the Oscar-winning actress, the caption talks about her being rejected at an audition that could have crippled her acting career.
The Facebook page is not verified and it may not be Streep herself, but she did talk about her King Kong audition on The Graham Norton Show.
She said in the show, “It was Dino De Laurentiis Senior, and his son had seen me in a play and so I went up to the top of the ‘Gulf and Western Building, like the 33rd floor and he had this amazing office that looked all over Manhattan. I walked in and his son was in there very excited that he’d brought in this new actress.
And the father said to his son – in Italian, because I understand Italian – he said “brutta”, you know, “why do you bring me this ugly thing?”
Very sobering as a young girl. So I said to him…”I understand what you’re saying, I’m sorry I’m not beautiful enough to be in King Kong.””