Meryl Streep Dishes August: Osage County on The View (VIDEO) Jamey Giddens December 30, 2013 ABC Daytime, Talk Shows, The View 3 Comments Can "the world's greatest living actress" pull off playing the mother-from-hell? Meryl Streep brings to life vicious, Oklahoma-bred matriarch Violet Weston in the Weinstein Company's adaptation of August: Osage County. Streep recently appeared on ABC Daytime's The View to discuss the big screen version of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play. John Wells (ER, Shameless) directed the feature film, which also stars Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Julianne Nicholson. Watch Streep reveal how the entire cast lived in a condo community in a small Oklahoma town during filming, after the jump!