The Talks: What makes you happy?
Meryl Streep: Everything that truly makes us happy is quite simple: love, sex, and food! Everything else - power, influence, strength - all those things can overpower what's important in life. But as long as you have food and shelter over your head, if the necessities are taken care of, what makes us happy on top of that is very simple.
TT: Are you, the great Meryl Streep, ever afraid of roles?
MS: You can't do your job and be afraid. You can be afraid in a press conference, nervous, sweaty, but you can't be afraid when you do your work because it doesn't work that way.
Interview via The Talks