Every day is a compromise for working women: Meryl Streep

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep believes "every day is a compromise" for working women and there is a constant sense of guilt.

Every day is a compromise for working women: Meryl Streep

London: Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep believes "every day is a compromise" for working women and there is a constant sense of guilt.

The 66-year-old "Into The Woods" star, who has grown up children Mamie, Grace, Louisa and Henry with husband Don Gummer while successfully balancing her award-winning career, admits she sometimes feels a sense of guilt, reported Female First.

"Every day is some kind of compromise if you're a working woman. There's a different set of expectations, and there's a guilt that's self-generated and condoned in the larger society.

"In every profession, men are held to a completely different standard of parenthood," she said.

Streep also confessed she feels a sense of responsibility when it comes to choosing what roles to accept as it does have an impact in the society.

"We all have a responsibility for what we put out in the world. I do think that. I mean, unless you're really, really struggling and you have to do something you don't believe in. That's economic necessity.

"But somebody like me, who can make some choices... I don't know what to do with it, the responsibility. But I feel it. And I don't mind representing, for New Jersey and women my age!"

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close