One is not born Meryl Streep; one becomes her. In the past, Streep has talked about how she used to hate her nose and worry about her weight when she was young — all things she learned not to care about as she got older. She went on The Graham Norton Show to talk about some of her failed auditions. One of those was for the 1976 remake of King Kong with producer Dino De Laurentiis. But when De Laurentiis saw her he commented that she was ugly ("Che brutta"). Of course, Streep spoke Italian — is there anything she can't do? — and responded with aplomb.
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