London: Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep believes "every day is a compromise" for working women and there is a constant sense of guilt.
Meryl Streep. Pic/AFP
The 66-year-old "Into The Woods" star, who has grown up children Mamie, Grace, Louisa and Henry with husband Don Gummer while successfully balancing her award-winning career, admits she sometimes feels a sense of guilt, reported Female First.
"Every day is some kind of compromise if you're a working woman. There's a different set of expectations, and there's a guilt that's self-generated and condoned in the larger society.
"In every profession, men are held to a completely different standard of parenthood," she said. Streep also confessed she feels a sense of responsibility when it comes to choosing what roles to accept as it does have an impact in the society.
"We all have a responsibility for what we put out in the world. I do think that. I mean, unless you're really, really struggling and you have to do something you don't believe in. That's economic necessity.
"But somebody like me, who can make some choices... I don't know what to do with it, the responsibility. But I feel it. And I don't mind representing, for New Jersey and women my age!"