Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

My 10 Commandments - Meryl Streep

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

My 10 Commandments - Meryl Streep

Article excerpt

A series in which some of your favourite celebrities reveal their top `10 commandments' which, for them, have provided a happier and more satisfying life, career and relationship with others. What has worked for them could work for you.

1. "Look for the things we all have in common as opposed to what divides us. I always think that if I have made a connection with the character I am playing, if I have gotten into her heart, then I can get into other people's. I always look for the invisible connection among us all, not what divides us."

2. "Work hard together to make a marriage last. Somebody once said to me, `In every relationship one person is the gardener and one the garden'. My husband and I are able to take turns at being both gardener and garden as necessary."

3. "Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life. Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too."

4. "Don't fear growing old. Growing older is liberating. …

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