Mythical American actress, Meryl Streep continues to lead a career that has already spanned five decades and has been awarded three Oscars. Still as active as ever, she recently appeared in the musical The Prom and will be in the cast of the comedy Don’t Look Up as well as the film Babylon by Damien Chazelle. While the actress celebrated her 72th birthday on Tuesday, June 22, American artists Adrian Wilson and Matt Duncan wanted to pay tribute to her in their own way. They have indeed changed the name of the subway station “72 Street” to “72 Streep” to mark the occasion.
Adrian Wilson told the New York Times why they took the action: “It’s one of those ideas you got where you think it’s so perfect. Meryl Streep is a national treasure so everyone is going to love this. that we did “. He also told Time Out: “I’m known for the tributes I pay using subway stops. I realized in January that changing a single letter at this station would be a perfect tribute from New. -York for the birthday of one of her favorite stars. I hope she likes the surprise and that the company in charge of the metro leaves it in place for a while “. It wasn’t the first time that Adrian Wilson had paid homage to a personality, but it was the first time that he had done so for a living personality. He had made some for judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg as well as for singers Prince and Aretha Franklin.
Meryl Streep: Why Did She Almost Not Star In The Devil Wears Prada?
In addition to celebrating her 72nd birthday this month, Meryl Streep also celebrated the 15th anniversary of The Devil Wears Prada, where she stars alongside Anne Hataway. If the film is today one of the most famous performances of Meryl Streep, she almost did not play in it because the cachet offered to her was too low, as she explained to Variety magazine: “To my eyes, the offer was too light, not to say insulting. It may not have reflected my real value to the project. I put the pressure on them, and they doubled the offer. I was 55, and I learned late in the day how to negotiate on my behalf. “
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