In the mid-1970s, the son of producer Dino De Laurentis approached
Meryl Streep about attending an audition for the film after seeing her perform in a play, according to Graham Norton. De Laurentiis allegedly asked his son in Italian why he had brought him “this
ugly thing,” according to the actor.
Revealed that she once turned down the role of
King Kong because she was considered ugly.
The acclaimed 65-year-old actor told Graham Norton she was asked to audition for the film in the mid-1970s by the son of producer Dino De Laurentis, who saw her in a play.
Streep said De Laurentiis asked his son in Italian why he had brought him “this ugly thing,” reports.
Calling the experience “very disappointing as a young girl”, the actress replied in Italian: “I’m sorry, I’m not beautiful enough to be in
King KongJessica Lange was cast as Dwan instead in the film.
Meryl also opened up about her latest role as a witch on Into The Woods and said, “She’s my first witch. When I turned 40, I was offered three witches in one year. 40 years old and I felt bad, it set me back and I didn’t want to play against them. Now I’m more age-appropriate!”
The actor went on to say that she once dreamed of marrying a member of the royal family: “When I was a child I found out that Prince Charles and I were born in the same year, so I thought that it was likely that we would get married one day. When I told him he was puzzled!”