Sometimes it’s better not to say anything at all. That was definitely the case when award-winning actress Meryl Streep was asked her feelings on the issues of diversity in the film industry. Tuesday, during the Berlin International Film Festival, Streep who’s the president of the all white panel, was asked by a reporter about the lack of diversity among panelists. She told reporters, “We’re all Africans really.”
Yeah…just let that sink in…..then hit the jump for more.
She then went on to say “I’ve played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures,” adding, “There is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and after all we’re all from Africa originally. Berliners, we’re all Africans really.”
Streep continued, promising that she was committed to including actors “of all genders, races, ethnicities, religions” in the Berlin Film Festival, adding “This jury is evidence that at least women are included and in fact dominate this jury, and that’s an unusual situation in bodies of people who make decisions. So I think the Berlinale is ahead of the game.”