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

Florence Foster Jenkins has been released on Blu-ray and DVD today. This comedy — based on a true story — is about a New York heiress (portrayed by Meryl Streep) who pursued a career as an opera singer despite being an awful singer. The film also features Hugh Grant as her husband and manager St. Clair Bayfield and Simon Helberg as her pianist Cosmé McMoon. Florence Foster Jenkins, which was a minor hit and received strong critical praise (especially for Streep’s performance), looks at the inherent comedy — and also the heartbreaking drama — of someone with no talent trying to make it as a respected artist and the people who try to shield her from the harsh criticism.

In this conversation presented by the SAG AFTRA Foundation and moderated by Jessica Shaw of EW Morning Live, Streep, Grant, and Helberg speak about working on the film and finding their characters, all of whom were based on real-life individuals.

You can watch the full video above.

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/24-legacy-corey-hawkins.jpg
Tony Nominee Corey Hawkins on His Nearly-Disastrous Juilliard Audition
"I remember thinking, ‘I want to go to Juilliard, I want that structure and I want that rigor and that classical foundation.’" - Corey Hawkins
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/the-walking-dead-josh-mcdermitt.jpg
Josh McDermitt: “I moved to LA a little later in my life than when most people move and I feel like I’m better for it.”
"You have wins, you have losses. You have to remain positive, that’s probably the biggest challenge; to not get yourself down." - Josh McDermitt on Acting
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/tracy-letts-indignation.png
Tracy Letts on Turning Down Acting Work: “It’s not worth doing work that I’m not proud of”
"I'm in a weird and enviable position in that, because of my playwriting, I don't have to do anything as an actor I don't want to do." - Tracy Letts
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/elizabeth-moss-handmais-tale.jpg
Elisabeth Moss on ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and Doing Television When Actors Weren’t “Supposed” to Do Television
"I still get excited when I get offered stuff. Like, a part of me thinks, They think I can do it! That’s awesome!" - Elisabeth Moss
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/dennis-quaid-dogs-purpose.jpg
Dennis Quaid on Discovering Acting and His Early Career
"I discovered that acting was really a study of human behavior; what made people tick. And that fascinated me, and still fascinates me." - Dennis Quaid