Meryl Streep once sent a priest to exorcise Steven Spielberg's home after he was convinced it was haunted
Meryl Streep talks about helping Steven Spielberg in finding a priest who would perform an exorcism for his house after he thought it was haunted.
Who would have thought that Meryl Streep will be the go to person for celebs if they felt that their house was haunted? As crazy as it sounds, the actress sure does know a few people who could help if there is a ghost or spirit haunting. Luckily for Steven Spielberg, he had Meryl's number when he thought his house was haunted.
Meryl had worked with Steven for his 2001 film A.I. Artificial Intelligence and the two had a meeting where the actress recorded her dialogues at Steven's Long Island mansion. Not long enough, their chat took a different turn as the topic of discussion became Steven's haunted mansion. "When I worked on A.I., I went and recorded the voice of the fairy at his place in Long Island," she said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"All we did was talk about how his house was haunted and did I know a ghostbuster. And, of course, I do. So I sent him an exorcist," she added. The house that Meryl talks about happens to be his Mediterranean-style mansion in the Pacific Palisades.
Steven had purchased the mansion back in the 80s and the house turned out to be the primary residence for the family. Steven often spoke about how the history of the house was that one thing that convinced him to buy it. “It was important for me to know that David Selznick had lived there during the time he produced Gone With the Wind," Steven said at that time as per W Magazine.
Luckily for him, he did not have to leave the house because of the haunting scare as Meryl assured that everything was clear down there now. Even though Meryl and Steven haven't worked together many movies, the filmmaker has often praised Meryl for who she is and not to forget, her admirable acting skills. Speaking to Metro, Steven confessed that Meryl is the 'greatest actress' working today.
"Meryl is unquestionably the greatest actress working in America today. She has no peer," he said in the interview. Recently, the pair worked together for 'The Post' and thought that it was the right time for people to watch this movie and feel inspired.