It was Meryl Streep—brilliant, beautiful, Oscar winning, incomparable Meryl Streep.
But seriously, you guys—Meryl Streep! In one snap Penelope shows off her hourglass shape in a glittering gold dress which boasts basque and peplum detail.
Through the haze of the stage lights I could see there was an older, blond woman next to her—a stealthy glance leftward confirmed my prediction.
We were hardly nervous—the theater only seated 40 people, and from the sounds of applause we heard from backstage, it was clear that the audience was only a quarter full.
In 2003, the government of France made her a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters.
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