Filming on a MadHatten street, Meryl got gob-smacked when a fortyish woman scurried up and gushed breathlessly: “Thank you … for being fat!”
Meryl, jaw agape and struck speechless, was bowled over as the woman launched into a torrent of compliments, lauding the Oscar mega- winner for NOT looking like every other paper-thin actress by keeping … “plump!”
Said My Fashion Spy: “This woman, who was very articulate, told Meryl, ‘You know, I want to thank you for remaining a little on the zaftig side so you can play real women!
“I hate all these plastic model types who try and pretend they’re not real – like you and me!’
“Looking on the verge of collapse — but beaming big-time — Meryl grabbed the woman’s hand and told her, ‘That’s exactly why I do it!’”