Meryl Streep | P. Diddy’s secret crush
Johanna Schneller: A couple of years ago I was doing a story for InStyle Magazine - they do a survey called ‘What’s sexy now?’. And I was interviewing a bunch of people about what they think is sexy and one of the people on my list is P. Diddy. Do you guys know who he is?
Meryl Streep: Oh yeah.
JS: So I’ve got Diddy on the phone and there’s a list of set questions I had to ask everybody and he was the last person on my list. The first question is ‘What is a guarantee turn on for you, what always works?’. And most people, because it was InStyle, said ‘A good conversation’ or ‘Intelligence’ and Diddy said ‘Porn’.
JS: And I said, ‘Oh porn, well sure porn, but it’s for InStyle and maybe you want to say candles or something’.
MS: Yeah. (laughing)
JS: And he said ‘No, no, no, porn - I like to turn it on, keep it on in the background…’ And I said ‘Great, great, great.’ Question two ‘What do you have on your bedside table?’. And he said ‘the bible’.
JS: And that made perfect sense to me, because who doesn’t like to have a bible handy when they’re watching a little porn?
JS: And the third question he like this (snapping fingers), he didn’t hesitate for a second - and I said ‘Who do you find really sexy that we might not expect?’. And he said ‘Meryl Streep!’.
MS: (laughing) Oh those were those early films I didn’t tell you about!
JS: You wait, it gets better. I said ‘Meryl Streep, I love Meryl Streep, too. Do you have a favorite Meryl Streep movie?’. And he said ‘The Bridges of Madison County’.
JS: Swear hand to God!
JS: So my last question to you is: Can you ever know the reach that you have? Do you ever have a sense of how many people know you and celebrate you and love you?
MS: You know, (laughing) you just really took my breath away with that one. I’m trying to process all the images, ALL the images!