During a January 14 interview with People for Netflix’s “Don’t Look Up,” actor Meryl Streep opened up about which show helps her relax the most: None other than “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She admitted to the outlet it’s a great distraction, explaining, “It’s life. It’s right now. It’s happening right now. And what do I do? I go in and watch [Real] Housewives of Beverly Hills. I do that.” She added, “I’m reading about the climate, and it does feel overwhelming.”
Of course, Streep’s surprising revelation made an impression on fans. “THE Meryl Streep said she watches The Real Housewives!!!” one fan tweeted. “I knew I was living my life right.” Someone else joked, “I feel so validated that Meryl Streep watches the real housewives.”
However, Streep’s affinity for “Housewives” might not be so out of the blue when you consider she can relate to the feeling of being misunderstood later in life, which is a running theme across the franchises. She explained to NPR in 2012, “I remember when I turned 40, I was offered, within one year, three different witch roles. To play three different witches in three different contexts. It was almost like the world was saying or the studios were saying, ‘We don’t know what to do with you.'” But similarly to many women on the show, Streep has undoubtedly found her place in the world.