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Meryl Streep reveals how she 'ruined voice with cigarettes'

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Meryl Streep said she gave up singing early on and proceeded to ruin her voice with "smoking, drinking and debauchery".

Her latest role sees her playing opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins, who became renowned for her lack of musical talent.

Triple Oscar winner Streep said she feels like she is a "B, B+ singer" who is "very aware of her limitations".

She said: "Much as I would have liked to be a good singer after I began studying opera as a child, I gave it up early and sort of ruined my voice with smoking, drinking and debauchery."

Bridget Jones star Hugh Grant appears alongside her, playing Florence's manager and partner, St Clair Bayfield.

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