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Meryl Streep and Cher once saved a woman from a mugger by 'going nuts' at him

We smell a movie franchise.

MERYL STREEP AND CHER: The crime-fighting duo we never knew we needed.

meryl streep Source: PA Wire

Meryl and Cher (Cheryl?) once saved a woman from a mugger in New York City, according to a speech Streep made earlier this week.

Speaking at a Committee To Protect Journalists event, Meryl recounted two incidents in which she had to defend herself or someone else from physical violence.

She mentioned a time she ‘went completely nuts’ at a mugger, then revealed that Cher was there too:

I just went completely nuts and went after this man. Ask Cher – she was there. And the thug ran away, it was a miracle.

This isn’t the first time either of them has mentioned the incident – Cher included it in a 2013 ’25 Things You Don’t Know About Me’ piece for Us Weekly magazine.

It’s in there between lunch with Stephen Hawking and discovering a whole room in her house she didn’t know existed:

cher Source: Us Magazine

Just in case you’re wondering how Meryl and Cher know each other: They worked together on the 1983 drama Silkwood, and will reunite in the upcoming Mamma Mia sequel.

large_z2TSxdsbUKpvd7EyooWtHh410F5 Source: Roger Ebert

There’s so much more we need to know about this friendship. We can’t wait for that Mamma Mia press tour.

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