She’s gone grey! Meryl Streep suits up and wigs out to join Katie Holmes’ movie ‘The Giver’


This acting legend frequently puts herself in other people’s shoes…and hair.

And Meryl Streep’s latest role as ‘Chief Elder’ in The Giver has the 64-year-old rocking a long, straight grey wig with fringe.

The three-time Oscar winner was all business in a purple skirt suit and white peep-toe wedges on the Cape Town set last Tuesday.

African queen: Meryl Streep's latest role as 'Chief Elder' in The Giver has the 64-year-old rocking a long, straight grey wig with fringeAfrican queen: Meryl Streep’s latest role as ‘Chief Elder’ in The Giver has the 64-year-old rocking a long, straight grey wig with fringe

According to Deadline, the Death Becomes Her diva portrays ‘the authoritarian charged with keeping order in a society that seems utopian.’

The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s 1993 children’s novel about a society which has ‘gone to great – and sinister – extremes to make everything equal and peaceful.’

The sci-fi drama – coming out August 15 – also stars Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, and country starlet Taylor Swift.

Wigging out: The three-time Oscar winner was all business in a purple skirt suit and white peep-toe wedges on the Cape Town set last TuesdayWigging out: The three-time Oscar winner was all business in a purple skirt suit and white peep-toe wedges on the Cape Town set last Tuesday

Before/after costume: The Death Becomes Her diva portrays 'the authoritarian charged with keeping order in a society that seems utopian'
Before/after costume: The Death Becomes Her diva portrays 'the authoritarian charged with keeping order in a society that seems utopian'

Before/after costume: The Death Becomes Her diva portrays ‘the authoritarian charged with keeping order in a society that seems utopian’

Meryl Streep attends ‘August: Osage County’ Press Conference and Q&A in NYC – November 25, 2013 – Photos and videos; Talks ‘Into the Woods’


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Julia Roberts & Dermot Mulroney Talk Working With Meryl Streep In August: Osage County – Video

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‘Into the Woods’ News! What Did Stephen Sondheim Tell Meryl Streep? – Article

Meryl Streep sat down with “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli to discuss her role in “August: Osage County,” but ended up gushing about working with lyricist/composer Stephen Sondheim on the big-screen adaptation of his hit Broadway musical “Into the Woods.”

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Fresh off a flight from London where she had just wrapped shooting “Into the Woods,” Streep revealed Sondheim wrote a new song for her character, The Witch. “I have a new song that Sondheim wrote for me… and when he gave me the manuscript, he wrote on it, “Don’t f**k it up.”

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As for her role as a drug-addicted and dysfunctional mother in “August: Osage County,” Meryl said, “It was an unpleasant place to be in her head… to be in her mind was like being in prison, like in the dining hall of a prison where you hide a shiv in your hair in case you have to cut somebody.”

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Julia, you just worked with Meryl Streep. What surprised you about her?

ROBERTS: She has the great balance. In her life, acting is a very sort of casual element of it. I like that balance.

THOMPSON: I’ve snogged her. (Laughter.) And what I learned was, you have to use tongues even if you’re not a lesbian.

ROBERTS: Tongue-kissing Meryl Streep.

THOMPSON: We had to do a snog. The angel gives her an orgasm in Angels in AmericaMike Nichols can get anyone to do anything.

WINFREY: That’s right, that’s true. I might let the dark side in, just for Mike.

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Meryl Streep takes part in new music video of Paul McCartney’s, Queenie Eye (2013)


I’m told: “There were a whole host of celebrities taking part. It was a really mixed bunch. Meryl Streep and Gary Barlow were in the studio, and there was an audience on set. But the big talking point was Kate and Johnny.

Johnny Depp and Kate Moss were confirmed to be joining as well. [Article] Jude Law and Chris Pine are also in!

Also first video from on set. We get a glimpse of Meryl at the very beginning as well.

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