Actor Tom Hanks says he was “afraid” of his The Post co-star Meryl Streep, with whom he worked for the first time ever.
Talking to The I Paper, Hanks said, “I’m in awe of Streep. I was afraid of her and did not know what to say to her.”
The film follows Katharine Graham played by Streep, who, as the first female publisher of The Washington Post. She relies on the help of editor Ben Bradlee essayed by Hanks to catch up with The New York Times to break the story of the classified Pentagon Papers, which expose the US government’s lies about the Vietnam War.
The film is directed by Steven Spielberg and has been nominated for a variety of awards.