Often men my age, President Clinton, by the way, when I met him said–Men my age, mention that character as their favorite of all the women I've played. And I have my own secret understanding of why that is and it confirms every decision I made in high school. This is not to denigrate that girl, by the way, or the men who are drawn to her in anyway because she's still part of me and I'm part of her. She wasn't acting but she was just behaving in a way that cowed girls, submissive girls, beaten up girls with very few ways out have behaved forever and still do in many worlds.
Now in a measure of how much the world has changed. The character most men mention as their favorite, is Miranda Priestly, the beleaguered totalitarian at the head of Runway magazine in Devil Wears Prada. To my mind, this represents such an optimistic shift. They related to Miranda. They wanted to date Linda. They feel sorry for Linda. But they feel like Miranda. They can relate to her issues: the high standards she sets for herself and others. The thanklessness of the leadership position, the "Nobody Understans Me" thing, the loneliness. They stand outside one character, and they pity her. And they kind of fall in love with her, but they look through the eyes of this other character.
1. beaten up
eg. Her sandals were old and somewhat beaten-up, but very comfortable.
eg. The most exciting summer of my life was spent in a beaten-up Chevrolet Impala.
2. a measure of
eg. It is a measure of their plight that few of them have anywhere to go to.
eg. That is a measure of how bad things have become at the bank.
3. on my mind
eg. There are scenes in this play which to my mind are incredibly violent.
eg. To my mind, they will attend the meeting.
4. be/feel sorry for
eg. I felt sorry for him and his colleagues — it must have been so frustrating for them.
eg. I am very sorry for the family.
5. relate to
eg. He is unable to relate to other people.
eg. I think it is important for children to have brothers and sisters they can relate to.
6. through one's eyes/through the eyes of sb.
eg. She tried to see things through his eyes.
eg. The story is told through the eyes of Inspector Simon Potter.
梅丽尔和卡扎尔在一起生活了3年直到卡扎尔不幸离世。后来，在1978年9月30日，她和雕塑家唐·狄墨结婚。他们有4个孩子，Henry Wolfe Gummer (b. 1979), Mamie Gummer (b. 1983), Grace Gummer (b. 1986), and Louisa Jacobson Gummer (b. 1991). 其中 Mamie 和 Grace 是演员, Henry 是音乐家。