Meryl Streep on voting-rights film 'Suffragette': 'Girls, we’ve been waiting for this'

December 24, 2014 7:16 PM

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When we had our epic sitdown with the women of Into the Woods — specifically Christine Baranski, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Tracey Ullman and Meryl Streep, who collects Oscar nominations the way some of us collect action figures — there was much discussion of Sondheim, movie musicals, parenting and why Blunt would be an awesome Captain Marvel. (We really, really tried to convince her of this.)

But as the talk moved to upcoming projects, Streep was very excited to chat about Suffragette, the upcoming film about voting rights for British women directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan (Iron Lady). “Girls,” Streep said with a smile, “we’ve been waiting for this.”

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