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'There is absolutely no one like you': Kareena Kapoor lauds Meryl Streep's return to Cannes Film Festival

Updated on: 15 May,2024 10:08 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Kareena Kapoor took to her Instagram stories to laud Meryl Streep's charismatic return to the Cannes red carpet after over 3 decades

'There is absolutely no one like you': Kareena Kapoor lauds Meryl Streep's return to Cannes Film Festival

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'There is absolutely no one like you': Kareena Kapoor lauds Meryl Streep's return to Cannes Film Festival

Hollywood legend Meryl Streep attended the opening ceremony of Cannes Film Festival at the French Riviera on Tuesday. The actress attended the ceremony after over three decades and had all heads turning as she confidently walked the red carpet. 

Bollywood star Kareena Kapoor also took to social media to laud Meryl's Cannes appearance. Sharing a picture of Meryl in a white pant-suit and hat posing on the red carpet of the festival, Kareena wrote, "Oh Meryl There is absolutely no one like you". 

Legendary actor Meryl Streep was awarded an honorary Palme d'Or during the opening ceremony of the 77th Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday night here, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

Upon being called to the stage and handed the gold-plated emblem of the city of Cannes by French actress Juliette Binoche, the 74-year-old received a thunderous 2.5-minute standing ovation from the more than 2,000 guests who packed the Grand Lumiere Theatre. That includes Greta Gerwig, Streep's Little Women director and this year's Cannes jury president, who wiped away tears.

"This prize is unique in the world of cinema and I'm very, very honoured to receive it," said Streep, who thanked her agent, Kevin Huvane, who she has worked with professionally for 33 years. She also thanked J Roy Helland, her hair and makeup stylist, saying "he is responsible for almost every single one of the characters that I have ever played in the last half-century."

She noted that the last time she was at Cannes, she was about to turn 40 and was a mother of three.

"I thought that my career was over -- and that was not an unrealistic expectation for actresses at that time," said Streep. "And the only reason that I'm here tonight and that it continued is because of the very gifted artists with whom I've worked, including madame la president [Gerwig]."

Streep's only prior visit to the Croisette was 35 years ago when she accompanied the film 'A Cry in the Dark' to the fest. Her performance was recognized by the jury with the best actress prize.

Known for multi-layered performances in a wide variety of films spanning nearly a half-century, including The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, Out of Africa, The Bridges of Madison County, The Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia!, Doubt, Julie & Julia, and The Iron Lady, the actress' mantelpiece also includes three Academy Awards, eight Golden Globe Awards, and two SAG Awards; acting honours from the Berlin, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals; and career achievements prizes from the AFI, Film Society of Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center Honors. 

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