She spoke of a time when only men could be journalists and thanked the audience for making great female journalists seem normal to young girls aspiring to work in media today. | 22 Words

We all knew that Meryl Streep is an amazing actress, performer, and person in general, but we didn't know that she has experience fighting crime. Meryl told a story yesterday about her and Cher of all people (name a more iconic duo, we'll wait) rescued a woman from a mugging.

Meryl Streep rocks any role she plays.

She and Cher will be working on the upcoming Mama Mia! Here We Go Again movie which comes out in Summer of 2018. The first film Cher and Meryl worked together on was Silkwood in 1983.

Both actresses were nominated for Oscar awards for that film.

It's been 35 years since the women have acted together and seven years since Cher has been in a film. She was last in Burlesque (which was amazing, by the way) in 2010.

Fans were majorly excited to hear that Cher would be on the big screen again in Mamma Mia 2.

When the Daily Mail published an article saying that Cher would be singing in the second Mamma Mia movie, an anxious fan mentioned Cher in a Tweet and said, " excuse me you wonderful human, could you pls tell us something about this before I get too excited????"

Cher replied, "WELL…IM IN MOMMA MIA2 ".

Twitter user @honeyglohuman asked, "IS THAT A DREAM COME TRUE FOR YOU ? WORKING WITH STREEP AGAIN ? COULD THIS BE BIG AS MOON STRUCK ?? ARE YOU EXCITED ???" Lo and behold, Cher actually replied to this excited fan and said, "Yes?Very much so?"

Cher has been a feminist for quite some time.

One of her famous quotes is, "Mother told me a couple of years ago, 'Sweetheart, settle down and marry a rich man.' I said, 'Mom, I am a rich man." Meryl shared an amazing story of her and Cher literally fighting a man for attacking a woman yesterday...

Meryl and Cher were walking down a street in New York City when they saw a woman being mugged.

Meryl said, "I just went completely nuts and went after this man... Ask Cher — she was there. And the thug ran away, it was a miracle." She told this story during a speech she gave last night at the Committee to Protect Journalists' 27th annual international press freedom awards.

She also talked about another experience where she was the victim of a violent crime.

Meryl said, “I do know something about real terror... I played dead and waited until the blows stopped — watching, like people say you do — from about 50 feet above from where I was beaten."

She spoke of a time when only men could be journalists and thanked the audience for making great female journalists seem normal to young girls aspiring to work in media today.

She also commented on how so many women have experienced trauma like hers in their lives. She said, "The two times in my life when I was threatened and dealt with real physical violence, I learned something about life that I wouldn’t have known otherwise and I was lucky because my instincts served me well…But I was changed by these events on a cellular level because women do know something particular about coming to the danger place. We come to it disadvantaged through the many millennia preceding our present moment and because of our vulnerability, we anticipate danger — we expect it. We’re hyper alert to it. This comes in very handy in investigative journalism, but also in acting."

Finally, she commended women in the press for helping break stories on men who commit violence against women.

"Thank you, you intrepid, underpaid, over-extended, trolled, and un-extolled, young and old, battered and bold, bought and sold, hyper-alert crack-caffeine fiends..."

"You’re ambitious, contrarian, fiery, dogged and determined bulls–t detectives."

"You’re persevering, cool, objective, indefatigable, chronically fatigued, pharmaceutically soothed, chocolate-comforted Twitter clickers. You are the enemy of the people…Just the bad people…And I, on behalf of a grateful nation, thank you." Thank you, Meryl, for being you.