Meryl Streep has a lot to say about Harvey Weinstein, and she’s spilling it all to Vogue‘s Anna Wintour.
After the news broke about Weinstein and his decade of alleged sexual assaults, the icon sat with her three daughters, Grace, 31, Louisa, 26, and Mamie, 24, to discuss the scandal.
“Harvey Weinstein, that’s all we talk about. It’s horrible,” she said to Wintour. “We want them to be free, we want them to be proud, we want them to be female. You put them in danger by not informing them about the male gaze and how it works on young girls.”
But with the way women are rallying, she’s optimistic about the future. “This moment is absolutely thrilling,” she explained. “This is a door that will not be closed, we’ve got our foot in there now. It’ll be very difficult to conduct their lives the way they have in the past.”
And the excuse, “Oh that’s just locker room talk. Oh that’s just the way men are,” Streep says does not validate the inappropriate behaviour. “No it’s not. We’re civilized people and we learn from our mistakes.”
Streep is one of many stars to cover of the December “Special” issue of Vogue.