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Meryl Streep’s Diva Behavior Shut Down By Steven Spielberg?

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By Andrew Shuster |

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Did Steven Spielberg really have to shut down Meryl Streep’s alleged “diva” behavior on the set of their new film The Post? One of this week’s tabloids claims the Oscar-winning actress and director clashed during filming, but Gossip Cop has exclusively learned the truth.

According to Star, Streep typically acts like “Hollywood’s queen bee” on movie sets, but she got a rude awakening while teaming up with the legendary filmmaker for the first time. A so-called production “crew member” tells the magazine, “Meryl’s used to getting her way on movie sets, but she’d never worked with Mr. Spielberg before. Meryl expected rehearsals but was told ‘No! Steven doesn’t do them.'”

The outlet’s dubious insider adds, “Then she requested a script read-through with the cast, but Steven said ‘Tell her… I don’t think so!’ On a Spielberg flick, Steven’s the star.” The alleged source further purports that the actress had a “meltdown” when she didn’t get her way, while co-star Tom Hanks laughed at her frustration.

However, the only remotely true aspect of this article is that Streep was somewhat taken aback when she discovered that Spielberg doesn’t rehearse before shooting. Hanks revealed this tidbit on “The Late Show” earlier this week. But the assertion that actress is a diva and had a conflict with the director is entirely untrue. Hanks even jokingly referred to the actress as “high-maintenance Meryl Streep” before clarifying, “I am so joking.” The actor went on to explain how Streep requires no special treatment on set despite her superstar status, and instead “comes in and does it just like everybody else does.”

Regardless, Gossip Cop also checked in with a source close to the situation, who laughed off the tabloid’s report before assuring us it’s fabricated. We’re further told that Streep and Spielberg “got along amazingly well” and “have the utmost respect for each other.” Oddly enough, this is now the second bogus story surrounding alleged tension on the set of The Post. On Wednesday, Gossip Cop busted Star’s sister outlet, the National Enquirer, for falsely claiming that Hanks excluded Streep from a party he threw for the film’s cast. This latest article related to the upcoming film is more nonsense.


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