Meryl Streep led a star-studded cast in Netflix film Don’t Look Up – but it turns out an A-lister had an issue with one of her scenes.
She plays President Janie Orlean in the comedy drama, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill, Timothee Chalamet and Cate Blanchett – with even more celeb cameos to boot.
Like we said, star studded.
However, director Adam McKay revealed that Leo wasn’t too thrilled about the idea of a nude scene involving the Devil Wears Prada actress, 72.
Chatting to the Guardian, he lifted the lid on the Oscar-winner’s fears behind the naked moment in the script.
‘She is fearless. And yes, that is a body double. But you know who had a problem with it? Leo,’ he said.
‘Leo just views Meryl as film royalty … although maybe royalty is not a compliment … but as such a special figure in the history of film.
‘He didn’t like seeing her with the lower back tattoo, walking for a second naked. He said something to me like: “Do you really need to show that?” And I was like: “It’s President Orlean; it’s not Meryl Streep.”
‘But she didn’t even blink. She didn’t even bring it up.’
Don’t Look Up follows an astronomy student (Lawrence) and her professor (DiCaprio) making a shocking discovery that a comet is heading straight for Earth.
As they try and get the word out about their discovery, they learn the hard way that no one really cares – until the government discovers that money can be made from it.
The flick lands on Netflix next week but early reviews show that it’s a winner – with Leo and Jennifer nabbing Golden Globes nominations for their roles.
However, fans were left more than unhappy when Meryl was snubbed in the supporting actress category for her part.
Don’t Look Up is released in cinemas on December 10, followed by Netflix on December 24.
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