Oscar winner Meryl Streep spoke with "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli at the Governor's Ball post-Oscar party. Streep, who snagged a Best Actress award for her role in "The Iron Lady," looked at her golden statue -- her third -- and beamed, "Hello, Mr. Oscar!"
Meryl dished that she was ready to celebrate, telling Jerry, "If they would let me off the press line I will hit the bar! And they're going to have to take me out on a gurney!"
Streep, who won in 1979 for "Kramer vs. Kramer" and in 1982 for "Sophie's Choice," said Sunday's win feels "different [because] I'm not young and on this trajectory."
The gifted actress said she learned a thing or two about getting older in Hollywood and explained she will continue acting as long as "I keep getting a job. I'm an actor and you're insecure. You never know. I thought that when I was forty... that it was over."
Streep said she was "avoiding" fellow Best Actress nominee Viola Davis, joking, "Oh, she's mad at me!"