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Meryl Streep makes 70! What does the most requested diva of cinema eat? – Italian Cuisine

The woman, the actress, the cook. On June 22nd Meryl Streep turns 70. But its particular beauty and the irresistible charm that characterizes it win over time

Meryl Streep she is a perfectionist, an acrobat between talent and awards on the shelf. In her career, one of the most prolific and acclaimed in the world, she has devised a myriad of roles, hundreds of emotional states, always with critics applauding her and the directors competing to work with her. Yet for Mary Louise Streep, born seventy years ago at Summit, a small town in New Jersey, the things that really matter are others: love, sex and, of course, food.

The diva at the stove

She is the one who revealed it in an interview a few years ago on "The Talks", where she confessed for the first time a certain clumsiness in the kitchen. «Sometimes I started preparing dishes only to say: Oh god! And then throw them in the sink . When her children were young, there was someone who cooked for her: luxury to which she had to give up and which led her to prove herself once more: "When my children were young it was difficult to pay attention to the tasks at the end of the day and even prepare dinner ".
Lately, however, the pleasure of cooking has also infected her: she admits to preparing a lot of pasta, "because it's easy". «I cook because my children love certain types of things and then they want more and more of them. My daughter is now fixated with pasta with cauliflower, fresh parsley, tarragon and salted ricotta . The dishes are certainly not very simple for the actress who won three Oscars, which is in great demand from all over the world and on the most prestigious sets there are.

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Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep in "Bridges of Madison County", 1975 (photo by Warner Brothers / Getty Images).

The woman and the actress

However, it is not easy to deal with the woman and the professional. If she can manage everything, it is above all thanks to her husband Don Gummer ("I was lucky to have found it") and to a certain organizational ability that allows her to plan everything well in advance, careful that nothing goes wrong. Acting, after all, is his lifeblood and if he were deprived of it he would die. "It is a glorious profession and I am so grateful for all that it has allowed me to express", Meryl confesses again, which does not hide the fragility of any woman. From a pinch of healthy envy for Jessica Lange when she got the part in Sweet Dreams in the long embrace with Sophia Loren after the unfounded voice that said that the Italian diva had it for her to have blown her starring role in The Madison County bridges. At work, however, there can be no fear. "You can be afraid in a press conference, be nervous or sweaty, but you can't have it while you do this job because that's how it works." And we love it for that too.

Lose weight after the holidays? Let yourself be inspired by the cinema – Italian Cuisine

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What a struggle and suffering to lose weight! Here's how some films loved by the general public tell us about it

The parties end, the decorations are dismantled and the pounds remain to be disposed of. The ball of many for the month of January seems to be only one: lose weight, get back into shape after the Christmas and New Year binges, where every whim is forgiven. Beyond the classic tips to lose weight, from a good hydration to the expensive old gym membership that last month was there, on the bedside table to get dust, perhaps to heartened by the daily efforts can come to the rescue some of the most iconic characters of the cinema, who, too, have faced the delicate phase of the diet, but with a degree of desperation much deeper than we could ever have.

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Frame from "Bridget Jones's Baby", trailer on Youtube.

Not even at the cinema is easy to lose weight

There are those who have put it all, but just did not make it. At least not without help. Let's talk about the Professor Sherman Klump that, in order to lose weight and conquer the heart of Miss Purty interpreted by Jada Pinkett Smith, she thought before giving us inside with the aerobics (yes, in the Nineties it was called that) and the jogging, and then with a chemical formula in able to reduce body mass with a simple administration. The film was The crazy professor, a small cult with Eddie Murphy, but, perhaps, it is a bit too imaginative to be considered an option.

Better body fatigue, perennial nervousness and healthy exercise. A bit like Bridget Jones which, thanks to the break with the handsome Daniel Cleaver, chooses exhausting sessions of exercise bikes up to burst – not metaphorically – of fatigue. Who said that the pains of love are not good for the line? Another small example, but here we speak, rather than a need, a whim, is the tender Olive of Little Miss Sunshine, which will have only seven years, but also the dream of becoming, one day, Miss America. To do this, think well to give up some pleasure, like an ice cream for breakfast. The father is from his own, but the rest of the family just can not see her with a pout and dry mouth and that's why Olive will end up with the yield and immediately hold the spoon: on the other hand the diet at seven years, even if dreams of become an angel of Victoria's Secret, remains an abomination of which it is impossible to be proud.

Natalie Portman (photo by James Devaney / GC Images).
Natalie Portman (photo by James Devaney / GC Images).

More terrible, until it reaches madness, it is the Nina Sayers which earned the Oscar to Natalie Portman in 2010 for The black Swan. There, so there was the desire to remain lean, not so much for an ideal, but for the need to be perfect, the ethereal nymph weighing like a feather and that the audience applauds with noise since the last row. In the film there is a scene that explains well the obsession of Nina and the intolerance (yet this mica so stable) of the mother: to celebrate his engagement as Cigno Bianco / Cigno Nero of the show Swan Lake set up by Vincent Cassel, Mrs. Sayers thinks well to celebrate the news with a beautiful cream and strawberries cake. Temptation to which Nina strives not to give in, reproving her mother for a too large slice poured on the plate. The scene borders on madness, the lady does to throw the whole cake in the trash can and only then Nina gives a taste of that cake that is her favorite. And did you think you had some diet problems?

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