Meryl Streep: I swore I would never ask her in front of a man
Meryl Streep is an actress who has always been on the side of women, engaged in the fight against gender-based violence, an ardent advocate of equal rights.
For one of her most recent films, The Post, in which she played Katharine Graham, the publisher who released the Pentagon Papers, she and colleague Tom Hanks were paid the same amount.
A sign that times are changing?
Either way, she continues to define herself as a feminist, but above all, a humanist.
Streep told how it was her parents' story that made her swear that in her life she would never ask for money from a man.
"Once I heard from my bedroom that my mother was asking my father for money to buy our shoes. I thought, 'Why should he ask for money if they are married?' My dad worked outside the home, my mom was an advertising artist working at home and earning less. But in a couple it seemed unfair to her to ask him. "So I swore to myself that I would never ask for money from a man."