Meryl Streep's 'Devil Wears Prada' Performance Was Inspired by Clint Eastwood

Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep, is based on Mike Nichols, Christine Lagarde, and Clint Eastwood rather than Anna Wintour.

Streep used Eastwood's quiet strength to create Miranda's calm yet piercing voice in The Devil Wears Prada.

Streep previously collaborated with Eastwood on the acclaimed romance movie The Bridges of Madison County.

Being an actor is a strange job, and some performers go to extraordinary lengths to fulfill their roles.

We've heard about the ups and downs of method acting, such as Daniel Day-Lewis' years of character development

Rooney Mara's complete makeover merely to audition for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and, of course, Jared Leto's antics (for Morbius, of all things). 

However, most performers simply follow Sir Laurence Olivier's suggestion and "try acting," which does not detract from the authenticity of their performances. 

Even if they haven't had the same experiences, the best performers will discover ways to tap into the emotional truth they want to portray on screen. 

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