“Hope Springs” – Meryl: Intimacy more taboo than sex


Small piece – interview with Meryl Streep about her new movie “Hope Springs” and the problems in the life that couples might have. The article is taken from here.

Meryl Streep has said intimacy has become more of a taboo subject than sex itself.

The Oscar-winning actress – who stars with Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell in Hope Springs, about a middle-aged couple who attend counselling to work on their relationship after 30 years of marriage – believes people are embarrassed to address their feelings, despite how open sex has become.

Meryl said: “There is a taboo on talking about intimacy. There’s not a taboo about talking about sex.

“Sex, sex, sex! It’s everywhere in commercials, in reality television, in books and everything.

But talking about what sex can make… how it can connect you… what it can mean on a profound level – then it’s ‘I don’t want to talk about it’.”

The 63-year-old actress also agreed there a few films that tackle sex and relationships among older people.

She laughed: “Also with older people it seems like distasteful to imagine that older people – people over, what… 38 – would be interested or sexually attracted to each other!”

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