This Is the Role Meryl Streep Wishes She Could Re-Do

She wasn't entirely pleased with her performance in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2016 10:32 AM CDT

Even actors universally regarded as brilliant have off days: During an appearance on Britain's Graham Norton Show Friday picked up by Vanity Fair, Meryl Streep revealed that there is one performance she's not entirely happy with. "It was The French Lieutenant's Woman," Streep said, noting that she felt her performance in the 1981 film was too obviously "an act," with her, an American actress, clearly playing the role as opposed to really inhabiting the role. "I didn't feel like I was living it," she said. "You always want to do something better after the fact." (More Meryl Streep stories.)

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