Just when we thought we could not adore this acclaimed actress, even more, she does something absolutely delightful. In her latest project, Meryl Streep stars as Aunt March in Greta Gerwing’s adaptation of Little Women. Based on novelist Louisa May Alcott’s childhood, the classic tale is set amid the Civil War and follows the four March sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy.
Gerwig’s adaptation has a powerhouse cast with Saoirse Ronan as Jo March, Emma Watson as Meg March, Florence Pugh as Amy March and Eliza Scanlen as Beth March. Laura Dern is portraying the girls’ mother Marmee with Meryl Streep starring as Aunt March.
For years, we’ve assumed that Meryl Streep is as iconic and unreachable as she appears to be in various movies, TV shows and on red carpets. However, the Sophie’s Choice actress did the most relatable thing while filming Little Women.
Meryl Streep ordered Wendy’s to the ‘Little Women’ set
During a recent screening and Q&A of Little Women at West Hollywood’s Director’s Guild of America theater, Saoirse Ronan revealed that she was shocked speechless when Meryl Streep ordered Wendy’s to the set.
Streep replied, “I was saving money.” Apparently, the Academy Award winner’s decision to order the tasty fast food helped her get into character. She said of playing Aunt March,
Aunt March is all about the money. It’s how the world measures value. She is the reality check on all the airy-fairy, highfalutin, idealistic people who populate her family, and that she basically underwrites.
Meryl Streep has been linked to Wendy’s for years
We’d probably only be eating unicorn tears of we were Meryl Streep. However, way back in 2014– a Twitter user revealed that they randomly dreamed about Streep in a Wendy’s with Julia Roberts and Jimmy Fallon. (Name a more iconic trio.) The tweet took on a life of it’s on with tons of Twitter users chiming in about their desire to see Streep in the burger joint. The original tweet read, “I had a dream last night that I saw Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Jimmy Fallon at Wendy’s.”Another Twitter user added, “Meryl Streep was once nominated for an #Oscar for her performance ordering at a Wendy’s drive-thru.”
One Twitter user said, “When I picture god I see Meryl Streep dressed in a deep purple gown dipping fries into a Frostee from Wendy’s.” Iconic. It looks like the universe was trying to tell us something about Streep’s love for the fast-food chain even then.
We still can’t believe she ordered the food to get into character.
When will ‘Little Women’ debut in theaters?
Since Little Women is set in the 1860s — don’t expect to see any Wendy’s on the big screen when you head to the theaters on Christmas Day. Instead, you’ll see Gerwig’s take on the classic tale as well as some gut-wrenching moments that include Laurie (Timothée Chalamet) and Jo’s relationship as well as Meg’s wedding.
Now that we know what Streep likes to munch on when she’s on a movie set, we just have to figure out her exact order so that we can try it out for ourselves. We’re thinking a chocolate frosty and spicy nuggets.