While a student at Yale, her credits at Yale Repertory Theatre included: "Shearwater" by William Hauptman
, "The Royal Pardon" by John Arden
, Shaw's "Major Barbara", Gorky's "Lower Depths" (1972), Marlowe's "Edward II", "The Brothers Karamazov" based on the novel by Dostoevsky, "The Balcony" by Jean Genet
, "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy" ...
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But ... in my own experience of male and female directors, people have a much, much harder time taking a direct command from a woman. It's somehow very difficult for people.
Was a finalist for the role of Ellen Ripley in Alien
(1979), but the role went to good friend and classmate Sigourney Weaver
instead. However, Streep later got to make her own contribution to the character. Many of the special effects for Alien³
(1992) were created in England, after the cast; including Weaver; had returned home to the United States. The filmmakers needed a prosthetic cast of...