Tag: meryl streep

Watch: SAG Conversations with Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg of ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

Streep, Grant, and Helberg speak about working on the film and finding their characters, all of whom were based on real-life individuals.

Simon Helberg on His ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ Role: “I’m an actor and I want to stretch different muscles”

Helberg spoke about portraying his character in the film and whether or not he feels typecast by his Big Bang Theory role.

Dustin Hoffman Taunted Meryl Streep About Her Dead Boyfriend While Working on ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’

"While filming the first scene, right before their entrance, he [Hoffman] slapped Streep hard across the cheek, leaving a red mark."

Meryl Streep: Portrait of an Actress

Musical theater lover Beth Kelly loves her some Meryl Streep. Check out her article!

Has Hollywood Taken A Step Back When It Comes to Women in Hollywood?

If you think things have gotten better in Hollywood for women, think again. A recent Elle magazine article revealed that sexism is alive and well in Tinsel Town. While things certainly have improved over the decades, New York actress Katrina Day is pointing out areas where it still exists — casting notices. Her Tumblr blog, Lady Parts, calls attention to the posts for actress that are rather insulting in this day and age. She describes the blog as “calling bullshit, cultivating selectivity, and fostering discussion—because ‘female, non-speaking’ won’t work for us.” From notices like “Female. Non-speaking role. To lay face down ... Read more

Trailer: ‘The Homesman’ Starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep

The Homesman: When three women living on the edge of the American frontier are driven mad by harsh pioneer life, the task of saving them falls to the pious, independent-minded Mary Bee Cuddy (Hilary Swank). Transporting the women by covered wagon to Iowa, she soon realizes just how daunting the journey will be, and employs a low-life drifter, George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), to join her. The unlikely pair and the three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) head east, where a waiting minister and his wife (Meryl Streep) have offered to take the women in. But the group ... Read more

Movie Review: ‘The Giver’

The Giver, based on a wildly popular young adult novel by Lois Lowry, is a huge disappointment. The film has a nice cast – Jeff Bridges as the Giver, Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes and Brenton Thwaites. But as good as they are, they can’t salvage this mess. The world of The Giver is a colorless (literally), utopian society. There are no wars or suffering. No pain, no lies… no fun. The society is governed (ruled) by Chief Elder (Streep) and a handful of nondescript Secondary Elders. I guess that’s what their called because it was never explained. The ... Read more

Trailer: ‘The Giver’ Starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes & Alexander Skarsgard

The Giver: Set in the future, a boy suspects that the emotionless, crime free, seemingly perfect world in which he lives may not be as utopian as it appears. In this perfect world where there is no conflict, racism or sickness, every member of this society has a specific role, and 12-year-old Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories. The Giver is an old man who teaches the young boy how to use his gift, and slowly Jonas uncovers the truth behind his world’s past. He discovers that many years earlier his forefathers gave up humanity in order ... Read more

Screenplay: ‘August: Osage County’

August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. Letts’ play made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run.   Cast Meryl Streep as Violet Weston Julia Roberts as Barbara Weston-Fordham Ewan McGregor as Bill Fordham Chris Cooper as Charles Aiken Abigail Breslin as Jean Fordham Benedict ... Read more

Julianne Nicholson Calls ‘August: Osage County’ Role a “Dream Come True”: “I still don’t really believe it, even though the proof is out there”

While Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts are getting most of the awards recognition for August: Osage County, it’s fair to say that neither role would’ve been as impressive if they hadn’t had another great performance in the film to play off of — Ivy Weston, portrayed by Julianne Nicholson. Nicholson’s character is Roberts’ character’s sister and Streep’s character’s daughter, so Ivy plays a central role in the family feuds that make up the story of the movie. Because she is not normally an actress in lead roles, Nicholson spoke to Reuters about what she found difficult about the role and ... Read more

Julianne Nicholson Talks About Working with Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts and the “Hardest Scene to Film” in ‘August: Osage County’

One of the films currently gunning for an Oscar nomination is August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the dysfunctional family drama. Actress Julianne Nicholson, who plays Roberts and Juliette Lewis‘ younger sister with a shocking secret, the role was a chance to shine alongside some of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters. While the film has a serious of climatic moments, the reveal to Nicholson’s character Ivy that her cousin Little Charles (Benedict Cumberbatch) is actually her brother is heartbreaking. The two characters had been carrying on a secret affair so the taboo of incest slaps the audience in the ... Read more

Dermot Mulroney on the Big ‘August: Osage County’ Dinner Scene: “Meryl never once dropped a line”

Dermot Mulroney‘s strong turn in August: Osage County will surprise many moviegoing audiences who are accustomed to seeing the actor in romantic comedies. In his latest film, he plays Juliette Lewis‘ fiancé who has a lot of swagger and flash, but also a bit of darkness. The 50-year-old star talked to Interview about his heavy-hitting role in the Oscar-hopeful film about his genre preferences—comedy or drama. “I love acting so much that I love it all. I struggled for years with the perception that all I did was romantic comedies. That’s what people knew, rather than the dramas. But I’d ... Read more

Benedict Cumberbatch Asked Meryl Streep for Acting Advice and Didn’t Get It… But He’s Happier That Way

Benedict Cumberbatch admits that he approached Streep on the set of August: Osage County, which is due out later this year, to ask her about how she would approach a multi-layered character like his Star Trek Into Darkness villain John Harrison.

Greta Gerwig: “I’ve gone through times where I regretted movies that I now don’t regret”

When it comes to indie star Greta Gerwig, she has gone through phases of regretting some of her past films -- particularly when the offers weren't coming in.

Mamie Gummer: “Nothing can prepare you for the reality of the business side of” acting

Mamie Gummer knows what it’s like to be accused of getting parts just because she has a famous parent (her mom just happens to be Meryl Streep). But Gummer notes that she wasn’t given any special treatment in landing her new role in the CW series, Emily Owens, MD.

Emily Owens, MD’s Mamie Gummer: “A lot of people in this business just want to be noticed”

These days there’s more to launching a new show than merely showing up for the premiere. In the case of Mamie Gummer, star of The CW’s new Emily Owens, MD, appearances at Fashion Week are also key.

Bradley Cooper on His Start, Rejection and Subsequent Success as an Actor

In recent years, Bradley Cooper has become one of Hollywood’s most successful leading men. Despite this, there was a time when not getting work was a normal part of life for Cooper.

Steve Carell: “I would never do a role because I want people to perceive me a certain way”

Although movies like The 40 Year Old Virgin are hilarious, I think Steve Carell is at his best in supporting roles. In fact, in the Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones movie Hope Springs about an aging couple that is looking to put the spark back into their relationship, Carrell plays a more subdued role than usual as the couple's therapist.