Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep has dedicated her latest performance in ‘The Laundromat’ to assassinated Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, referring to her as a journalist who was ‘killed while collecting Panama Papers information.’
Meryl Streep was busy promoting her latest movie at the Toronto International Film Festival when she was pulled over to the side for a quick interview with ET Canada in which she discussed the story behind The Laundromat and also dedicated her performance to the assassinated journalist.
The Laundromat is a comedy based on the Panama Papers but carries a very serious message throughout, one Merly Streep has emphasised several times leading up to the movie’s premiere.
“The film is about the bravery of whistleblowers and how we are increasingly relying on these people and especially journalists,” the world-famous actress said in the interview
“There’s a very brave journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia, who died gathering this material for the Panama Papers. So I dedicate my work in this to her and to the ongoing scrutiny of the press on the evildoers.”
The Panama Papers story broke in April 2016 but Caruana Galizia had been writing about its findings over a month before the story broke worldwide.
Meryl Streep has paid tribute to Caruana Galizia on several occasions since her murder in October 2017, describing her as brave for what she did in her journalistic career.