I had done this particular run several times and I was tired. And this one time I missed getting it right. We surfed into the hole and the boat flipped up and I went under, they didn’t know where I was. I popped up about 500 yards and I was rescued by one of the purple-and-pink safety kayaks swirling downstream. I said “I’m fine”, and I felt this kind of molten liquid feeling in my legs, and I had to get back into that boat and do it again. It was hard. Because everything in my body said “I don’t want to do it again!”.
- Meryl Streep about one take that went wrong while filming The River Wild (1994)
ok but the chemistry between her and kevin bacon was HOT.
Meryl Streep & 50 Cent | Los Angeles Lakers vs New York Knicks (✗)
Meryl Streep | On the set of Death Becomes Her, 1992 (✗)
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
At the end of the very last scene of Kramer vs. Kramer, Meryl Streep believing that the scene had ended, asked Dustin Hoffman if her eye make-up was messed up from crying. The director kept it in the movie.