Meryl Streep: Women Work Harder Than Men On Romantic Relationships
3:28 pm, September 8th | by Laura Donovan
“It’s Complicated” actress Meryl Streep, who stars in the new rom-com, “Hope Springs,” says women go the extra mile more often than men to keep relationships going, as ladies really “want them to work”:
“Women have their antennae up more. It is all self-preservation, they want the relationship to work. Women make a religion of relationships. They study how to make them work, while men do not, as a generalization.”
It takes two to tango, as her character learns in “Hope Springs,” which follows an old married couple’s struggle to reignite the excitement in their dynamic and start living again. This happens to husbands and wives everywhere, and the 63-year-old says the unfortunate tendency to let the fire die out isn’t explored enough on film:
“They don’t make movies like this, about people my age, where their love life matters. That was very unusual. Love is uncomfortable, as is being stuck and feeling a need to get out of the rut that you are in.”
So, guys, step it up. Disappointing Meryl is one of the worst things you could do.