08/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Meryl Streep And Amy Adams' Real-Life 'Julie and Julia' Gorging

Meryl Streep walked away from her role as über-chef Julia Child in director Nora Ephron's upcoming Julie & Julia with more than improved cooking skills.

"I gained 15 pounds, I'm still trying to lose it," Streep, 60, says in the August issue of Ladies' Home Journal (on newsstands July 14). "It was worth it."

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