Meryl Streep at Work

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Release date: November 07, 1985
Produced by: BBC Two
Running time: 30 minutes

I can't get into the scene if I know I'm being watched in a different way. To me the work that is being done is the most important thing, not how it's publicised. Meryl Streep is the most sought-after actress in films today. She enjoys critical acclaim - winning Oscars for Kramer vs Kramer and Sophie's Choice - and box-office success. The publicity stardom brings mystifies and irritates her, as lain Johnstone discovered when he joined Meryl and co-stars Charles Dance , Tracey Ullman , Sting and John Gielgud on location for Plenty. Miss Streep discusses her latest role, and reveals why playing Englishwoman Susan Traheme is the toughest challenge she's faced as a film actress.