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
Still, if you’re lucky enough to snap a selfie with Streep, make it the Instagram photo to end all Instagram photos. Bust out your biggest smile. Better yet, put your head right next to hers to tell the world that you’re BFFs who basically brunch together all the time. Hillary Clinton gets it, and her souvenir shot from the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors gala is worth way, way more than 1,000 words.
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