"No one has ever asked an actor, 'You're playing a strong-minded man," Meryl Streep pointed out on 60 Minutes last night. "We assume that men are strong-minded, or have opinions. But a strong-minded woman is a different animal." With this response to the observation that she often portrays determined women, it became clear that Meryl Streep has something in common with former UK prime minister Margaret Thatcher, the woman she embodies in her latest film. They both are not satisfied with traditional labels and double standards applied to women. In last night's wide-ranging interview, Meryl discussed everything from that buzz-worthy role in Iron Lady to her role in helping build a National Women's History Museum in DC. Watch a clip below if you need another reason to love her.
Julianne Hough may be a fair-skinned blond bombshell in real life, but to play Ariel in the Footloose remake she was transformed into that down-home girl next door. Julianne told Conan O'Brien last night that her look in the small-town-set flick was supposed to be less "Playboy bunny" and more "granola hot," which included fake freckles being spray-painted on her every day. Watch her explain what else goes into the granola hot look and what she thought of being spray-tanned to oblivion on Dancing With the Stars now!