Meryl Streep was convinced her costars were calling her an actual goat (not 'the GOAT')

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Meryl Streep.
Meryl Streep.
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Jonah Hill stars alongside Meryl Streep and long list of other A-listers, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in Don't Look Up.

While doing press for the Netflix film, People reports, Jonah stopped by The Tonight Show on Monday and told Jimmy Fallon of a rather awkward encounter with Meryl Streep.

"Meryl Streep's actually cool," he said. "And she's the best actor. In fact, so we've been doing press for this movie, and in the interviews the past couple of days, I keep saying, 'Oh, and you know, getting to work with Meryl, she's the G.O.A.T.' Right? Which, if you know, stands for 'greatest of all time'."

He continued: "Meryl, to me, she is the G.O.A.T. She's the greatest of all time. Then, today, we're doing a press conference, and she's like, 'You know, and Jonah is so comfortable with me, he's been calling me a goat all week.' And I'm like, 'What the fuck?'"

Jennifer Lawrence apparently explained to the Oscar-winner what the acronym meant, but Jonah said: "She's so cool, she wasn't even offended by it. She was just like, 'I guess he loves me and is calling me a goat.'"

The Silver Linings Playbook star similarly told Stephen Colbert of the confusion in an interview.

"We were doing a photo shoot and Meryl said, 'That's right, just tell the old goat where to go.'" she said, referring to her costars' nickname for her.

"I was like, 'Meryl, you know that G.O.A.T means 'greatest of all time.' We haven't just been calling you goat!'"  

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