While singing about “Eating Mushrooms,” Meryl Streep sure knows how to act out the trippy state of Wonderland in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Elizabeth Swados’ musical adaptation of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Alice At The Palace.
Although Streep prances around in pink overalls and bushy hair, her voice is what is really surprising, hitting multiple notes throughout her performance. While pretending to be high, Streep channels her inner Alice, using dance to represent Alice’s constantly changing shape and size.
Cartwheels and quarreling aside, Streep’s wacky 1981 performance is unlike anything we have ever seen from the Academy Award winner. Love it. [Flavorwire]
Saucy little minx Meryl Streep hit up “Watch What Happens Live” for a rousing game of Shun, Shag or Marry with her ex-costars. The options were Robert Redford, Jack Nicholson and Dustin Hoffman. Personally I would have chosen Redford to shag and that offer will remain open until he’s dead. [Bravo TV]
There’s no question that Meryl Streep has displayed incredible consistency as a powerhouse actress — this Sunday will mark her seventeenth Academy Award nomination — but style-wise, she’s been a bit all over the map. To her credit, the occasional misstep has only made the journey all that much more fun (who wants to see another overly styled celebot?), and the woman simply radiates self-confidence and a certain kind of glamour that has just the right amount of humor. Here, a pre-Oscar present: 100 photos of Streep in all her shining blonde glory. Click through for eighties-era metallic suits that would make Prabal proud, a suntanned Streep riding the New York City subway, and movie stills of the actress alongside her many leading men. Who else’s hair could Robert Redford have washed stream-side in Out of Africa? No one’s. Read more…
What could be better than a bunch of tiny Meryls? Someone gifted Meryl Streep with her very own set of nesting dolls on Tuesday at an “The Iron Lady” press conference in Germany. The doll on the outside just looks like Meryl as a traditional nesting doll, but the smaller one is Meryl as Margaret Thatcher. We like.
Starring Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd
Margaret Thatcher was prime minister of the United Kingdom the year I was born (that would be 1984) and remained squired away as a footnote in my memory under “Scary Conservative ’80s Politicians (SEE: Ronald Reagan).” I read several British newspapers and I know, nowadays, that “Thatcherite” is used as an insult. But I also knew that Margaret Thatcher — like Hillary Clinton, like Angela Merkel — was a pioneering woman in the field of politics who deserves my respect and perhaps even admiration. To see Margaret Thatcher brought to life in “The Iron Lady” by Meryl Streep was, for this liberal feminist, an absolute treat.
And if you couldn’t care less about Margaret Thatcher? You should still know “The Iron Lady” will snatch up all sorts of Oscars: possibly one for best picture, possibly one for best director, possibly one for best screenplay, possibly one for best actress, possibly one for best supporting actor, and most certainly one for hair/makeup.
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A little birdie (that would be me) attended the New York City premiere of “The Iron Lady” last night and boy, were there a lot of celebs! Somehow I managed to stand three feet away from Meryl Streep without screetching “EEEE! I LOVE YOU!” and subsequently getting arrested. Somehow I doubt Amelia could exercise similar restraint were she in the presence of The Gos.
Perhaps due to the serious nature of the film — a biopic of Margaret Thatcher, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom — the ladies in attendance opted for a sober little black dress look. Some were hits, some were misses. And Coco Rocha, bless her heart, accidentally got lost on the way to the Oscars red carpet.
Check out all the looks — the good, the bad, and the straight-up WTF — above!
Captain Obvious says: Meryl Streep is amazing. Here she is in the first trailer for “The Iron Lady,” in which she steps into Margaret Thatcher’s very sensible heels. In this clip, her aides try to spruce-up her image by telling her to loose her hat, pearls, and high voice. Her response? “I may be persuaded to hand over the hat. The pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable.” Love it. [NextMovie.com] Keep reading »
“Meryl [Streep] makes herself very accessible right away, almost too accessible. That’s what I do. And it totally works. My thing about meeting people—men, women, people in general—is to desensitize them, kind of shock them a little bit, to make myself accessible.”
– Amanda Seyfried on how to win friends and influence people in Elle. Does that apply to animals too? Is that what she’s doing with this duck, making herself accessible to it? She has that “I just shocked a duck” expression. She’s no Meryl Streep. I’m almost offended by the comparison. [Elle] Keep reading »
Meryl Streep is a better actress in this one still photo from the upcoming Margaret Thatcher biopic, “The Iron Lady,” than Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, and Anne Hathaway in all of their films combined. Sit down and learn, bitches. Damn. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
“If I woke up tomorrow in a guy’s body, I would just kick and scream and cry and f**king rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am — a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn’t imagine it. … She’s a very smart girl — boy! This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns are f**ked. I still don’t remember to call her ‘him.’”
— Burlesque star Cher on her daughter-turned-son, Chaz Bono, who had gender reassignment surgery and was legally granted permission to change his name and gender this past May. I’m sure a lot of parents like Cher are supportive of their kid’s decision to have a sex change, but find it hard to say “Chaz” instead of “Chastity.”
After the jump, find out what Cher has to say about Meryl Streep and aging gracefully: Keep reading »