“Don’t Look Up” director Adam McKay mentioned “fearless” Meryl Streep “didn’t even blink” on the thought of her character showing bare within the new Netflix catastrophe comedy film.
However co-star Leonardo DiCaprio “had an issue” with the scene, by which a physique double taking part in Streep’s President Janie Orlean is seen undressed from behind, McKay advised The Guardian in an interview revealed Monday.
DiCaprio “simply views Meryl as movie royalty … though perhaps royalty shouldn’t be a praise … however as such a particular determine within the historical past of movie,” McKay defined. “He didn’t like seeing her with the decrease again tattoo, strolling for a second bare.”
McKay mentioned DiCaprio requested him one thing to the impact of, “Do you really want to indicate that?”
“And I used to be like: ‘It’s President Orlean; it’s not Meryl Streep,’” McKay recalled replying.
Streep “didn’t even blink” or “even convey it up,” he added.
In the film, Streep, 72, performs a Donald Trump-esque president who downplays an imminent comet strike on Earth. DiCaprio, 47, and Jennifer Lawrence, 31, painting scientists desperately making an attempt to warn the world of the looming risk.
Lawrence revealed the reverence with which Streep was handled on set final week, explaining that co-stars referred to as her the GOAT (the Biggest of All Time), however Streep thought they had been actually calling her a goat.