meryl streep

Speaking at the Berlin Film Festival, jury president Meryl Streep tells assembled journalists, “we’re all Africans really.”

Meryl Streep:

“I don’t know very much about the Middle East, and yet I’ve played a lot of different people from a lot of different cultures, and the thing that I noticed …

– Streep then does this awkward, little-girl giggle like an 80 year old woman with dementia remembering a childhood memory –

… is that there is a core of humanity that travels right through every culture, and afterall, we’re all from Africa originally ..

[No response from audience]

… I mean all Berliners … we’re all Africans really.

[No response from audience]

… So I think we …

Streep starts to circle her hand in the air as she stumbles for words and then suddenly breaks out with …

“… look we have a critic on our jury, we have a director on our jury, we have actors on our jury, we have a cinematographer … people will look at different things in these films, but we’re human beings, and film is an emotional experience. So it’s a way that …

Streep starts to circle her hand in the air again as she is clearly stumbling to communicate …

… we’re going to make these decisions based on what our head wants to say, but we’re first attacked in the heart. So that’s an interesting process. I’m sooooooo looking forward to it.

Watch the bizarre performance here: