updated 08/25/2015 AT 8:16 PM ET
•originally published 02/27/2014 AT 12:00 PM ET
Meryl Streep knows how to work the camera – that we know.
But we’re not even talking about one of her Oscar-winning turns on the big screen. With the same finesse and sophistication she brings to her roles, Streep totally nails it when she takes a selfie.
Streep will be attending Sunday’s Academy Awards, so we’re hoping the August: Osage County leading lady (and Best Actress nominee) will be playing paparazzi among her star crowd. As a favor to her peers set to fill the Dolby Theatre – we’re looking at you, Jennifer Lawrence – here’s what you need to know about squeezing in a selfie with the always picture-perfect actress.
1. Costar with Meryl
2. Play it cool
After 50 Cent scored a courtside seat next to Streep at a January Los Angeles Lakers game, their newfound friendship shone like a freshly polished Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy on the mantel of his Instagram. Note his caption technique: “Man I got a good life man lol.” If you, too, score a selfie with Streep, save your love poems and other lengthy captions for that photo of your cat.
3. Now bring it in
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