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Meryl Streep is high maintenance, jokes Tom Hanks

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Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” is the first collaboration between Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep and the actor has playfully called “The Iron Lady” star “high maintenance”. In an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, the 61-year-old star shared his thoughts on what it was like working with his co-star, reported People magazine.

When the presenter brought up Streep, Hanks rolled his eyes and said, “You mean, can I just say, ‘high maintenance Meryl Streep?'” to which Colbert asked “Oh really? Diva?” The veteran actor replied joking, “Look, the shoes alone, man. No, I am so joking.” Hanks spilled the beans saying Streep behaved like any other normal person on the sets of “The Post”.

“You know what’s scary about Meryl? She comes in and does it just like everybody else does. You’re expecting French horns before she enters the stage. You expect a guy in livery to come out: ‘Ladies and gentlemen, the actress known as Meryl Streep.’ And she comes in and waves to the crew the way the royals used to,” he said. The film will tell the story of Ben Bradlee (Hanks) and Kay Graham (Streep), two Washington Post employees who fought to publish revelations on the Vietnam war.