Potent Quotables: Meryl Streep on Playing Lead Roles at 60

"It’s incredible — I’m 60, and I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies. Bette Davis is rolling over in her grave. I’ve been given great, weird, interesting parts well past my ‘Sell by’ date. I remember saying to Don [Gummer, Meryl’s husband] when I was 38, ‘Well, it’s over.’ And then we kicked the can down the road a little further. I can’t remember the last time I really worried about being appealing. I think it was a really long time ago.”

-- Meryl Streep, who stars in It's Complicated with Alec Baldwin, to Vanity Fair, on being an older, in-demand actress

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