Meryl Streep feared end of career after turning 40

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 10:50 hrs

Meryl Streep has revealed that she feared her career would come to an end when she will turn 40 as she was convinced that directors had no use for women past "childbearing age".

The 62-year-old actress confesses that she entered the 1990s with concern that she will get few film projects and that too far between.

"I remember turning to my husband and saying, 'Well, what should we do? Because it's over.'" Contactmusic quoted her as telling Vogue magazine.

Streep's fears were momentarily realized when she received three consecutive scripts to play a witch, forcing her to come to terms with the pitfalls of ageing.

"Once women passed childbearing age they could only be seen as grotesque on some level.

"Ironically, the actress is still one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood but she admits it's no coincidence most of her roles - like those in The Devil Wears Prada, Mamma Mia!, Julie and Julia and It's Complicated - involve Streep playing "women whose usefulness had passed," she added. (ANI)

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