During the intro to an entertainingly filmed interview, multiple Oscar winner Meryl Streep saunters into the offices of Vogue, purposely evoking her (Oscar-nominated) performance as Miranda Priestly, the very best aspect of The Devil Wears Prada (though Emily Blunt as the old Emily was no slouch, nod as well to Stanley Tucci’s nuance). She graciously sits across from a gracious(!) Anna Wintour, Vogue Editor-in-Chief, upon whom Miranda Priestly is likely based. Streep is promoting The Post, directed by Steven Spielberg, a film about the Watergate crisis, in which she portrays the late Katharine Graham, publisher of The Washington Post and friend and mentor of Wintour (who says, “Katharine…was the most intimidating women I’ve ever met.”). Once Wintour says, “jumping right in,” the two icons discuss Streep’s new role, how The Post subject matter parallels our present government investigations, that Harvey Weinstein dominates dinner conversations between Streep and her daughters, and each other’s possible foray into politics. Both women agree a female president is long overdue, at which point Wintour signals an end to the taping, puts on her signature dark glasses, and presents the actor with the issue of Vogue with Streep on the cover.
Five and a half minutes worth watching!