Meryl Streep: Every day is a compromise for working women

Aug 19, 2015, 08:43 IST | PTI

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
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!"

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