To help stay strong, Danes reached out for advice from some of Hollywood’s biggest personalities, including Meryl Streep. In a lot of ways, the advice these women offered her was advice that any woman could use.
“You have to pick your battles on set. You have to come to work from a place of love. You have to stay hydrated when you have crying scenes. You have to go to college. And you have to ask for money because there’s always more money and they won’t give it to you because you’re a girl!” the actress remarked recalling the advice that she had been given.
Commenting on her admiration for Streep and the type of actress that she would like to be, Danes suggested that she would like to herself in tact.
“There’s the movie star that plays herself and the movie star like Meryl that has this wonderful, glamorous persona intact and is undone every time she takes on a new character,” she told the magazine.