Meryl Streep reacts after winning the 2023 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts

The candidacy of Streep, the second actress to be awarded the Princess of the Arts after the Spanish Nuria Espert in 2016, was proposed by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar.

The American actress Meryl Streep was “very honored” by the granting this Wednesday of the 2023 Princess of Asturias Award for the Arts in recognition of her extensive film career and for her activism in favor of equality.

“I feel very honored to receive this prestigious award from one of the most talented countries and cultures in the world,” reacted the interpreter in a statement released by the Princess of Asturias Foundation.

“My sincere thanks to their majesties and their royal highness, I am looking forward to meeting you in October and spending some time in your beautiful country,” he added.

The prizes awarded by this foundation are delivered in October in the Spanish city of Oviedo by the Princess of Asturias, Leonor de Borbón, heiress to the throne in Spain.

The jury praised “the honesty and responsibility” of the American when choosing her works “at the service of inspiring and exemplary narratives” and for “dignifying the art of interpretation and ensuring that ethics and coherence transcend” through Of his work.

He also highlighted that Streep (1949, New Jersey), who holds the record for Oscar nominations (21) and Golden Globes (32), developed a brilliant career chaining performances in which she gives life to “rich and complex female characters , which invite reflection and the formation of the viewer’s critical spirit» and recognized her as a «tireless activist in favor of equality».