Can you imagine?
In the meantime, their friendship grew through one of Sondheim’s favorite mediums, games. Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson hosted holiday parties that included charades, in which Streep participated. Mia Farrow brought Sondheim to one.
“I play a different kind of charades than Meryl does,” he said. “I play running charades, in which there are two teams in relay. She likes to play the kind of charades where her team makes up all the things and our team acts them out and they giggle at what assholes we are as we’re doing it.”
Streep replied, “His version is too complicated to do when you’re drunk.”
From D. T. Max at The New Yorker: Stephen Sondheim and Meryl Streep Side by Side at the PEN Gala