"We were in London and Meryl was having a bite to eat with Christine Baranski, and I walked over to the table, and I said, ‘Hello, I’m James.’ She looked me right in the eye — and I’ll never ever forget it, she said to me, ‘I’d like the lemon-encrusted salmon,'" said the host.
Unfortunately, telling Streep he was also a star didn't really help his cause. He told the audience:
"I explained to Meryl that I was an actor and I was actually about to play the Baker in Into the Woods alongside her and she said, ‘That’s great. I’d like the lemon-encrusted salmon with a Diet Coke.’”
Savage, Streep. Fortunately, the two actors eventually got over their awkward social encounter, and now appear to be good pals. If only we could all have an ending with Streep quite as happy as Corden's.