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Meryl Streep stays on top of her health

Meryl Streep loves a massage to unwind after a busy day on set.

Meryl Streep is conscious about keeping her health up.

The Hollywood icon’s career has never slowed down, and she still plays a diverse range of characters. In the last few years she’s played everything from a wicked witch in Into the Woods to an ageing heiress in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Away from the camera Meryl is noted for her natural beauty, but far from being consumed with looking younger, the 67-year-old would rather feel good than look it.

“Come closer and you’ll see what it really looks like…” she laughed when Britain’s Hello! magazine asked her skin secrets. “No, I have the same skin as my mother - she had beautiful skin. When she got older it got wrinkled, but who cares?

“I do try to stay healthy. Sometimes I let myself fall apart, but generally I try to swim a mile every day, because I like the feeling and it gets me into my body. I’m quite conscious of keeping my health, because it doesn’t last forever and we’re all of us lucky as long as we do have it. I try to remember that.”

Part of feeling good for Meryl is having the odd pamper session, and after a long day on set, the three time Oscar-winner loves nothing more than a massage.

She also loves to tuck into good food, another way she unwinds after filming.

“I love a massage. Failing that, I cook,” she shared. “I hardly had to when I was filming in England recently because I lived near a great supermarket that had wonderful food. And we were also around the corner from a great fish and chip shop so we’d do that once a week - but only once a week, because you’d just die if you did it every night.”

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