25 Feb '12, 7pm

Acting and Activism: a Q&A with Meryl Streep: I was being facetious to make a point. There are so many thousands...

Acting and Activism: a Q&A with Meryl Streep: I was being facetious to make a point. There are so many thousands...

My parents were children of the depression. My grandparents really suffered during the Depression and had a hard, hard time. My grandmother saved every single piece of aluminum foil, and she'd make a ball that would grow and grow and grow. Each time she needed some she'd pull off the outer skin and use it again, as if it were an onion. I don't do this, but it is a mindset and it went into my little brain. I sort of think like that. I think what the problem might be for people now is that they … we grew up in a time of plenty, throwaway, and built in obsolescence. How do we get rid of all these electronics devices, computers, and TV screens that are just proliferating? That's our main thing that we consume, and they are piling up and being picked apart by children in Africa, who are getting cadmium poisoning and everything from it. We have to be more responsible, and we hav...

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