Sandra Bullock Gets Dead Orchids From Meryl StreepJosh Loposer
Can this get any more awkward? Meryl Streep and Sandra seem to be caught in a media tug of war over who’s going to get the Academy for Best Actress in 2010 — Streep for her role in Julie & Julia and Bullock for her twangy accent in Blindside — and rather than just politely shower each other with compliments, the two leading ladies have started a prank war of sorts.
“With Meryl, when this whole thing started, I left her a voice mail going, ‘You’ve got to watch your back. I’m gonna cut you. I’m gonna take you down. And then she sent me dead orchids and told me to die, so I sent her a case of liquor and told her to toast to white trash.”
Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock have been doing their best to be good sports and downplay this over-hyped Oscar showdown, but seriously — it’s gotta be getting kind of annoying. And you know Sandra wants to win that statue, even though she says it doesn’t matter.
I saw Blindside and — although she’s not really one of my favorite actresses — I thought Sandra did a pretty good job. I haven’t had a chance to check out Julie & Julia.
BTW, Sandra has been nominated for both Best and Worst actress awards for 2009.