Monday, February 13, 2012

Meryl Streep: From Iron Lady to Cinderella in a Single Misstep

Meryl Streep stepped out of her high-heeled shoe last night at the British BAFTA Awards while climbing to the stage, turning only to point at her shoe on the step, but kept walking to the podium. Colin Firth, who was presenting the award, quickly came to her rescue as any proper Prince Charming would, retrieved the errant shoe, knelt on one knee and held it in place as Miss Streep slid her foot into the slipper. The gallant Colin was rewarded with, well, just watch -



"Thank you so much," she said, laughing. "That couldn't be worse. That couldn't have gone worse. Oh gosh."

Actually, we can't imagine that have going any better.

That is, until host Stephen Fry returned to the podium and punctuated the recent unfoldings: "Prince Charming tried the slipper on and it fitted Cinderella at once. What a happy ending."

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