Actress Meryl Streep has insisted she will not shy away from filming sex scenes because of her age.
The 60-year-old is due to star alongside Alec Baldwin in a new romantic comedy Complicated, in which she plays a woman who has an affair with her ex-husband.
She acknowledged that it’s unusual for actors to make love on screen at her age, but insisted that shouldn’t be the case, Contactmusic.com reports.
“That is just how benighted we are,” the Devil Wears Prada star remarked. “Because, you know, we are still alive. It’s you and I, baby. It’s authentic.”
She said it’s “thrilling” to see real people making love on screen and claimed it’s “ridiculous” to think that actors have to look a certain way or be a certain age.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Meryl insisted the key to her successful career is not caring about her looks and simply being herself.
“I can’t remember the last time I really worried about being appealing,” she told the publication.