‘Pariah’ Star Reacts to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Shoutout

Movies & TV

kholmes | January 18, 2012 - 8:27 pm

Sunday night’s Golden Globes Awards was full of surprises for some of its winners, especially for up and coming actress Adepero Oduye, who stars in Pariah. The Nigerian-American actress who is fresh off of her first leading role as “Alike” in Pariah got a shout out from screen Queen Meryl Streep!

Streep acknowledged the actress as one of her favorites of 2011 during her acceptance speech for Best Actress. The Urban Daily caught up with Adepero and she dished on how she felt after one of the greatest actress’ in the world gave her props Check out an excerpt from the interview below:

On being acknowledged by Meryl:

I’m still in a state of shock.  Meryl is an actress that I respect and idolize.  She’s one of the first female performers that really inspired me to become an actress.  Just to hear my name come out of her mouth, I can’t believe it!

On what she was doing during the awards:

I was actually attending a viewing party upstairs where the ceremony was being held.  When Meryl mentioned my name people just started yelling and screaming, and I was feeling like a deer caught in headlights.  I felt like I was in a Spike Lee movie, like when the characters move in slow motion.  It was like an out of body experience, very surreal.  I got to meet Meryl afterwards. She gave me a big hug, and we talked about the importance of supporting other women.  She was so nice, very sweet person.

Check out the rest of the interview here.