Meryl Streep Explains Globes Cursing

She blames it on her missing glasses

By Access Hollywood
|  Monday, Jan 16, 2012  |  Updated 5:42 PM PDT
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Meryl Streep Explains Globes Cursing

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 15: Actress Meryl Streep arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for smartwater)

Meryl Streep had some technical difficulties that resulted in loose lips during her Golden Globes acceptance speech for her Best Actress in a Motion Picture award for "The Iron Lady," and she owned up to it backstage.

"I said sh** on TV! I did," she told Access Hollywood's Billy Bush backstage at the Globes, when asked about the moment when the censor button cut in during Sunday's telecast.

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"You did," Billy responded. "Twice."

"I said [it] and I don't normally say — well, I do normally say that, but I don't say it on TV," Meryl said.

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The actress admitted her inability to read her acceptance speech helped lead her to curse.

"What made you say [it]? The glasses?" Billy asked.

"My glasses. I have such a good speech in my pockets," she said.

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While she didn't get to read her speech on stage, improvising instead, Meryl gave Billy some of the details backstage.

"I had everybody's name that I wanted to mention and so as a result, I forgot and I'm apoplectic but what are you gonna do?" Meryl shrugged. "I'll have to now email everybody and that's just gonna take days."

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