Lockdown affected us all in different ways. It seems it even did a number on Meryl Streep, who claims the isolation had an effect on her acting.
Streep was talking at a sit-down with the cast of Adam McKay's 'Don't Look Up', which releases on Netflix on December 24. Joining her was McKay, Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Tyler Perry.
"I didn't feel funny in the lockdown. When I would come in to shoot my stuff, [I'd] get out of the car and hadn't spoken to anybody in three weeks. [I'd] walk into the stadium in Worcester, put on the wig and the nails and the suit, and make a speech to all these people."
I just lost it. I forgot how to act, I forgot what I was about. It sort of dismantles your humanity, to be isolated like that. But thank god for Jonah, because he kept us laughing."
Hill was quick to say how good Streep's acting was on set, where he played her son in the film.
"I'm not just saying it because she's the GOAT but Meryl was so rad, not because of your stature in your art, but because of how fun and funny you were in the pocket of this character."
"I had so much fun," says the 'Superbad' actor. "Once we were in that Oval Office it was so cool, because it was a bunch of people I either know really well and/or deeply respect. It was like, oh my god, we can joke around together."