Exclusive: Meryl Streep Credits Incredible Success To Luck & A Sense of Humor

Posted Wednesday April 23, 2014 2:45 PM GMT

She received the coveted Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s Monte Cristo Award earlier this week for her outstanding work on the stage and Meryl Streep took a moment to catch up with GossipCenter at the NYC event.

While on the star-studded red carpet, the Oscar-winning actress revealed the keys to her success, stating its thanks to “Luck, [laughs] that’s a big one. Stamina, a sense of humor, not taking any of it too seriously and not giving up.”

After Streep's colleagues including Joe Grifasi and Judith Light praised the actress, they also played off the award’s title and revealed which toppings would encompass their personalized sandwich.

Former Nickelodeon President Geraldine Laybourne joked, “definitely slime.” And Meryl’s toppings of choice? “A lot of fresh, organic vegetables.”

Check out GossipCenter’s full red carpet coverage from the Monte Cristo Awards in the player above!

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