I must admit, that while Sandra Bullock is a super actress, I was so sad and unhappy that Meryl Streep did not win the “Best Actress” Oscar at the Academy Awards Ceremony last night.
I’ll go on the assumption that both films are worthy. I’ll go on the assumption that both actresses are wonderful. And yet, maybe it’s my own sentimentality, maybe even a bit of loyalty. Meryl has been a “bridesmaid so often” it was time for her to walk down that aisle of accomplishment and claim the prize.
I began to wonder if she is not the cool, elegant woman and performer she appears to be. I thought about the fact that there may have been some jealously that made people vote for young, sweet Sandra. I wished I could have cast my vote, actually many, many votes.
And then I thought “What if I was Meryl Streep, what would I do now?”
First, my thoughts went to a very basic human emotion: revenge. I would snub Sandra and maybe even stomp my foot on the hem of her dress! Then I got real and spent time thinking about what to do and how to handle a public situation where no matter how you word it, you were rejected…..again.
I will offer my personal ideas next week. For now I would love to hear from you. The best answer will get my new book “KaChing: Family Patterns and Finances” hot off the press as a gift; also, a free coaching session on any topic, professional or personal.
So, let me hear from you. In the meantime, I am sending an email to Meryl telling her how much I respect her. I’m sure it will be one of millions.
I love, love, love, love, love Meryl Streep forever.