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Meryl Streep Continues To Fight For Gender 'Balance' In Hollywood — 'I Am A Humanist'

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Meryl for President!

In her upcoming film Suffragette, Meryl Streep plays activist Emmeline Pankhurst, and tells the story of how women won the right to vote in early 20th century Britain.

In an interview released Monday, the Hollywood icon opened up about the challenges women continue to face in showbiz. As one of the most respected advocates for gender equality, the mother of four shared:

"I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance."

We're right there with ya, Meryl!

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So what would she change in order to improve the film industry? The Into The Woods star offered:

"Men should look at the world as if something is wrong when their voices predominate. They should feel it. People at agencies and studios, including the parent boards, might look around the table at the decision-making level and feel something is wrong if half their participants are not women. Because our tastes are different, what we value is different. Not better, different."

If anyone knows what they're talking about, it's definitely her!

When questioned if she's frustrated about being paid less than her male counterparts, Meryl quipped:

"Oh darlin', why ever would you imagine that?"

Ha! Um, duh!

Speaking of silly questions, the 66-year-old can't stand when she's asked:

"'You often play very strong women… Why do you choose…? Blah blah blah.' No man is ever asked: 'You often play very strong men. Why?' It would be an absurd question."

After all this time you'd think gender equality wouldn't continue to be such a huge issue — but we're thankful for Meryl who has fought this battle during her nearly 40-year career!

Hats off!!

[Image via WENN.]

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Watch Christina Applegate Play Meryl Streep In HIGHlarious Trailer For Fake Movie — Meryl: The Lifetime Biopic!

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We'd definitely watch this!

Let's be honest, who doesn't love Meryl Streep?! We'd TOTALLY watch a biography about her life!

The bad news is, we won't really get to see a serious version of that anytime soon. The good news is that Christina Applegate teamed up with Funny or Die to play the 19-time Oscar nominee for a HIGHlarious trailer for Streep's biopic, Meryl: The Lifetime Biopic!

[ Video: Funny Or Die Criticizes The Duggars' Response To Josh's Molestation Admission! ]

Applegate nails a very bad, over the top Streep impression while making her own versions of scenes from Julie & Julia, Doubt, and Mamma Mia!

We also get an AH-Mazing sneak peek at what makes Steep such an amazing and believable crier on camera!

Ch-ch-check out the trailer for the fake biopic (below) and let us know what you think!

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ICYMI: Meryl Streep's First Guitar Lesson For Ricki And The Flash Was From A Pretty Famous Rock And Roll Legend!

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From one legend to another!

Meryl Streep is about to have another iconic character on her hands when Ricki and The Flash premieres, but to get ready for the rock and roll role, she had a pretty impressive teacher.

In the movie, in which she plays mother to her real life daughter Mamie Gummer, the 66-year-old actress had to get guitar lessons to fit the part.

So who did she get to teach her the instrument?

None other than Neil Young himself!

[ Video: Meryl Streep Sings In The Trailer For Ricki And The Flash ]

Meryl appeared on The Tonight Show on Monday to let Jimmy Fallon know exactly what it was like to work with such an amazing guitarist, and was just as charming as always!

Don't forget to catch Ricki and The Flash starring Meryl, Mamie, Audra McDonald, Kevin Kline, and Sebastian Stan when it hits theaters August 7!

Ch-ch-check out Meryl describe her very first guitar lesson in detail (below)!!!

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Laverne Cox Brightens Up The Red Carpet In This Sexy Blue Dress

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This woman is too fabulous!

Laverne Cox was all poise and glamour at the Ricki and the Flash premiere in New York on Monday night.

[ Related: Laverne Talks Caitlyn Jenner & Transitioning ]

The Orange Is The New Black actress wore a powder blue Elizabeth & James dress with asymmetrical skirt that fit her like a glove.

Her sleek, straight hair and red lips were about as perfect as it gets, although we weren't so keen on her white Christian Louboutin pumps.

Still, we're willing to let that small detail slide this time.

Also check out pics of Meryl Streep, daughter Mamie Gummer, and musician Rick Springfield in the gallery (above)!

[Image via Pacific Coast News Online.]

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