February 20, 2014 |
Meryl Streep will portray political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the historical drama " Suffragette," extending the actress' string of real-life female roles including Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Anna Wintour in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady. " According to Screen Daily , Streep is in final negotiations to join the project and " will have a small but important role in the film, which will see her character give a 'tour de force' speech on women's rights during a political rally.
January 27, 2014 |
Meryl Streep can't help but hang out in starry company, it seems, but this time it wasn't at an awards show. The three-time Oscar winner found herself in the front row of the Knicks home game versus the Lakers on Sunday night, seated next to rapper 50 Cent. And Fiddy did the world a favor by chronicling parts of the evening on Instagram. The picture above has to be the best, with injured Laker Kobe Bryant, Streep and 50 Cent striking poses outside the locker room after the game.
January 16, 2014 |
In the best actress category, all five women nominated return as familiar faces to Oscar voters -- all having braved the Hollywood and Highland red carpet as Academy Awards nominees in years past, some hailed as winners. On Thursday, the academy chose to honor “American Hustle's” Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock for “Gravity,” Cate Blanchett for “Blue Jasmine,” “Philomena” star Judi Dench and perennial Oscar favorite Meryl Streep for “August: Osage County.” PHOTOS: Oscars 2014 nominee reactions Reached at home Thursday morning, Bullock said she was preparing school lunch for her 4-year old son. The actress, who won a lead actress Oscar for 2009's “The Blind Side,” said she was not actively seeking movie roles when she was contacted by “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuaron to portray an astronaut struggling for survival after a disaster.
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January 9, 2014 |
Meryl Streep is right. At some point in his storied career, Walt Disney belonged to an anti-Semitic group and surely was sexist -- or a "gender bigot," as she put it Tuesday when she presented a National Board of Review award to Emma Thompson for her work as the novelist P.L. Travers in the movie “Saving Mr. Banks.” (Thompson played opposite Tom Hanks' Disney, the creative visionary who desperately wanted to turn Travers' complicated heroine...
January 8, 2014 |
One of the modern icons of moviedom called out one of Hollywood's historic heroes Tuesday, as Meryl Streep delivered a sharp rebuke to Walt Disney for alleged sexist and anti-Semitic views at the National Board of Review awards gala in New York. Streep was on hand to present an acting award to Emma Thompson for her portrayal of the prickly British author and "Mary Poppins" creator P.L. Travers in the new film "Saving Mr. Banks," which dramatizes Disney's efforts to persuade Travers to adapt her books into a musical.
January 7, 2014 |
Before portraying a dysfunctional Oklahoma family on screen in “August: Osage County,” the movie's actors learned to be a family first by sharing stories, meals and, sometimes, the same living quarters. At least that's how actress Margo Martindale explained it Sunday during a screening of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play-turned-film, directed by John Wells, which is up for two Golden Globe nominations and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. “You live in this toxic environment enough, it's not hard to sort of feel poisoned by it,” costar Meryl Streep said of the story and her portrayal of the family's pill-addicted, truth-spewing matriarch, Violet Weston.