While accepting her Cecil B. DeMille award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, Meryl Streep took the time to share some criticism against Donald Trump, his supporters, the world at large, and MMA for some reason. Some have lauded it as a “nuclear mic drop.” Others have said she used her platform to do the typical Hollywood thing and preach to the masses. At the very least, we can all agree that Streep took a stance and provided a powerful comment on the world as she sees it.
Not only that, but her comments towards her fellow actors and just the joy of acting itself were something to cherish. Keeping that type of advice and viewpoint close to your heart, especially if you’re an aspiring actor or filmmaker, is something that shouldn’t be forgotten once the night ends.
Streep’s influence was felt before she even took the stage thanks to Viola Davis’ spirited introduction. The pair worked together on Doubt and you can tell from Davis’ reaction that Streep played a big part in her path to acting. Streep also mentioned Davis during her speech,.
Plenty will be said about the speech in the hours that come, but it would have been out of character for the great actress not to turn the platform into a chance to make a powerful statement.