London: Meryl Streep is planning to publish a book of the 14 acceptance speeches she prepared for the Academy Awards but never got to use.
   
The 62-year-old actress has been nominated for an Oscar 16 times in her career, but won just twice - in 1979 for Best Supporting Actress for 'Kramer Vs Kramer' and again in 1982 when she picked up Best Actress for 'Sophie's Choice'.
   
But Streep says she is always prepared in case she does take home the honour, reported Empire magazine.
   
"I sit there every year with a speech. I've got 14 speeches I've never given. They're all really good. One day I'll put them in a book," Streep said.
   
Despite her multiple nominations, the actress, who is tipped to be shortlisted for Best Actress next year thanks to her role in 'The Iron Lady', is still surprised when she receives recognition.
   
The star, who was nominated in 2010 for her portrayal of chef Julia Childs in 'Julie and Julia' said, "When I was nominated last year I thought, 'I'm so old and they're still doing this. This is amazing.' I think the Academy sort of parcels things out; 'You've had enough'. And I get that sense from the aggregate fellowship of my colleagues. You know, 'Sit down!'," she added.

(Agencies)