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“We got to know each other a little bit during the rehearsal period…We joked a lot. She told me so many wonderful stories. She is so beloved and respected, isn’t she… . One day she sent out for some Chinese food for her family. They were just unwrapping it around the dining-room table, when the telephone called and a man said, ‘It’s the president of the United States for Miss Streep.‘ And Meryl said, ‘Look, I’m sorry, we’re just eating a bit of Chinese. Can I call you back?‘ She did. And President Reagan wanted to talk to Meryl about foreign affairs.”  Ian McKellen on working with Meryl Streep (Plenty)

Source: Vanity Fair