"He’s a New York punk," hinted Streep. "He’s absolutely mean, this fast-talking street smart guy and we were blown away...He’s Italian."
Director Adam McKay hailed Streep's "tour de force of improv that I have never seen before.”
DiCaprio “just views Meryl as film royalty," said director Adam McKay.
Streep apparently thought a sweet nickname from her "Don't Look Up" costars meant something else entirely.
Jimmy Fallon put the "Saturday Night Live" star through a lightning round of dead-on impersonations.
Due out Dec. 10, the dark comedy stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as astronomers out to warn the world about an apocalyptic threat.
In a tweet, Stone doubled down on the point about Streep — and Hollywood in general — she already made.
"Quite frankly, there are other actresses equally as talented as Meryl Streep," Stone said in an interview published last month.
The actor and her husband, Don Gummer, have four children — Henry, Mamie, Grace and Louisa.
"I May Destroy You," "Da 5 Bloods" and a handful of buzzed-about TV series, films and performances were sadly ignored this year.