Meryl Streep found herself in trouble on Thanksgiving.
She was stuck in her NYC apartment with a stove that she hates and an uncooked turkey.
So where is a film legend to turn when she needs help? Well to another celebrity of course. Streep happens to live in the same apartment building at Gwyneth Paltrow and admitted that she has admired her oven for a long time. She finally got a chance to use it over the Thanksgiving holiday, but it took a little work.
“My oven didn’t work,” Streep told Kelly Ripa on Live! With Kelly and Michael . “I hate my oven! I hate it. You never hate your oven more than on Thanksgiving day when it won’t cook the turkey.”
Streep had tried to cook the turkey in her own oven, but after 11 hours it still wasn’t done and her hungry family was growing impatient.
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“In my building is Gwyneth Paltrow,” Streep said. “She has the best oven I have ever seen in my life. So I e-mailed her, and they weren’t there.”
Paltrow was kind enough to allow Streep to use her oven, but she wasn’t home at the time. Luckily, the doorman was able to let Streep and some of her family members in and they cooked the side dishes in Paltrow’s oven.
“So I went over and I did all the sides in her oven,” she said. “And my brother was in charge of the turkey that would not cook. The sides were fantastic.”
Of course, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving if there wasn’t some dysfunction within the family. Streep admitted that her daughters all wanted to go with her to check out the oven, but she made them draw straws to see which one got to go.
“They had to draw lots for who went with me, but it’s a beautiful beautiful place with the best oven I have ever seen in my life.”
Looks like Gwyneth Paltrow can save the day even when she isn’t around.