Last night, Meryl was honored by the Human Rights Campaign at their Greater New York Gala. Not surprisingly, she took the opportunity to again rip into the President and his policy agenda. I recommend everyone read the full transcript of her speech in this Hollywood Reporter article. In it, she eloquently describes how the "weight" of her acting honors drives her out of her comfort zone and natural instinct (which is to "stay the fuck home") and compels her to speak out against what she sees as intolerable behavior.
There are numerous fantastic quotes, but again, I recommend everyone read the full text for themselves. The most I could find for video is below. Quick diversion: I wonder if Meryl is flying to London this morning for the BAFTA Awards.