New article for the Press junket of “Hope Springs” with Streep, Jones and Carell, published on Dailymail here.
There is an old saying among luvvies that ‘the show must go on.’
And Meryl Streep obviously took heed, as she laughed off the pain of an injured hand to appear on a panel in New York to promote her latest film Hope Springs alongside Tommy Lee Jones today.
The three-time Oscar winner showed the professionalism that has carried her to multiple awards glory by hamming it up with the Men In Black favourite and comedy star Steve Carrell.
In stitches: Meryl had to have surgery after cutting her hand with a kitchen knife while slicing an avocado
Give her a big hand: Meryl Streeo attended a panel for her latest film Hope Springs along with Tommy Lee Jones in New York today despite suffering a nasty injury
Meryl, 63, turned up for the special event at the Soho Apple shop to promote the comedy drama with a white bandage over her hand, wrist and little finger.
While cutting through an avocado the Iron Lady actress sliced open her hand, doing quite quite a bit of damage.
A local doctor in Connecticut sewed it up, but then Streep headed back into New York for hand surgery.
Class act: Despite being a movie legend the actress was more than happy to take questions from the audience
She told Showbiz 411:
They gave me an even bigger bandage, and of course I took it right off when I got home. But now, I think I’ll put it back on.
And despite the fact she is one of the most decorated actresses in history, she humbly revealed she was in awe of her co-star Tommy Lee Jones .
Can you believe I waited so long to work with him? He’s the go to guy on set. Everyone loves him.
Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones star together in new film Hope Springs which is released in the UK next month
I took two 22 year old boys to a screening last week, and they really related to him. Everyone relates to him.
The pair are playing a married couple in the film who decide to attend marriage intense counselling session with Steve’s character Dr. Bernie Fields.
The project was first announced in 2010 with Meryl and Jeff Bridges in talks for the leads, though Tommy later replaced the Crazy Heart star in 2011.
The romantic comedy drama film is due to be released in the US on Wednesday, with some already tipping the cast for Oscars glory.
Hope Springs is released September 14th in the UK
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