Miranda Priestly just met Anna Wintour for the first time — well, sort of.
Meryl Streep, who played the Anna Wintour inspired editor in The Devil Wears Prada, will be featured on the cover for Vogue’s 125th-anniversary special issue and the actress sat down with the Vogue editor-in-chief to discuss her new movie, The Post and her experience playing Katharine Graham in the new Steven Spielberg new movie.
The video starts with a reference to The Devil Wears Prada, where Streep is seen throwing her coat to an assistant while everyone is scattering around — but this time with Vogue staffers instead of Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt.
Things got interesting when Wintour asked Streep about some of the roles she’s played.
“Obviously you’ve played a lot of extraordinary women. What was the most challenging woman you ever played?” Wintour asked Streep in the video.
“Oh, I should say [you]!” Streep joked, referencing Miranda Priestly, but Wintour shut down the conversation immediately.
“No, no, we’re not going to go there, Meryl,” Wintour replied.
“That wasn’t, anyway,” Streep added. “That was fun.”
The conversation also got a little more serious as the two female powerhouses discussed Hollywood’s problem with sexual violence including the allegations against Harvey Weinstein.
“This moment is absolutely thrilling,” Streep said. “This is a door that will not be closed, we’ve got a foot in there now. And it will be very difficult for people to conduct their lives the way they have in the past. ‘Oh, that’s just locker room talk.’ ‘Oh, that’s just the way men are.’ No, it’s not. We’re civilized people and we learn from our mistakes.”