"The Music of Regret (Meryl)" (2006)

"The Music of Regret (Meryl)," 2006
Flex print, 40 x 40 inches.
© Laurie Simmons, courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York.

"I decided that the puppet of myself would become a real woman...it would have been too uncomfortable to think about Meryl Streep portraying me in the movie. So once she claimed the part, I stopped thinking about the part as representing me or my life...Once I got over that, she became the character, it wasn’t about me anymore."

- Laurie Simmons