Cumberbatch prefers the hows to the whys of acting, and he found a kindred spirit in Meryl Streep, his co-star in this fall’s August: Osage County. “I asked her how she approached the multiple layers of her part,” says Cumberbatch. “And she said, ‘I don’t know. I don’t have a process. It changes with every job, doesn’t it?’ And I thought, Oh, thank God, to hearher say it. This whole thing about technique or method? It’s bullshit. People say, ‘Oh, you’re so precise.’ But within that I work very hard to give every part a heartbeat. I learned a lot from just watching Meryl in repose. It was a bit like a Sherlock deduction actually.”
“Meryl Streep coming up, going, ‘Oh my God, we’re such big fans. We love you as Sherlock. How do you f***ing do that s***?’ And then Ted Danson – going, ‘Oh my God, it’s f***ing Sherlock.’ ”
Benedict mimes being trapped between Sam Malone from Cheers and Mrs Kramer from Kramer vs. Kramer, both of them freaking out, with him in the middle, mind blown. “Getting advice from George Clooney, on how to handle all of… this.” He stretches his hands out, to represent the past three years.
As luck and Hollywood would have it, he then spent autumn 2012 shooting the forthcoming “August: Osage County” with Streep – plus Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis and Sam Shepard.
He describes acting opposite Streep. “Her character is suffering from oesophageal cancer, smoking like a chimney, high on downers, behaving like the most monstrous matriarchal pterodactyl you can ever imagine. And none of us could act opposite her. None of us. We all, one at a time, went up to her and said, ‘I’m sorry, I can’t act around you because… I can’t stop watching you. We all want to watch you.’ ”
The American elections occurred while they were shooting. He gets his iPhone out, and shows shots of Roberts and Streep posing for their own “Yes We Can”-style election posters. As results came in and Obama pulled ahead, they were all screaming at the television.
Eventually, he and Streep were the last ones up, in a Marriott hotel in Oklahoma, “bumping fists when he won”.
An interview with Kevin Bacon and his opinion on who the greatest living actor is:
Since ‘The Iron Lady’‘s premiere in China’s gonna be this month, on 27th of Jan Meryl sent a letter to her fans there:
And she was also interviewed so here are some translated articles and also a bit of the interviews with her:
Remember last year’s Academy Awards ceremony, Meryl Streep biopic of Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady: sturdy tenderness” (hereinafter referred to as the “Iron Lady”) won the third seat Oscar movie finalized in the March 8 release in mainland China. Last night, nominated for an Oscar 17 times, has 63-year-old Meryl Streep received phone calls from reporters in Beijing Amanpour interviews, as long as an hour and a half.
Interview Meiyi “Turning own interpretation of how Margaret Thatcher, praised Anne Hathaway’s growth, very jealous joke daughter with Ang Lee’s cooperation, even his later years she also bluntly afraid of being forgotten, also joked that hope to play a Chinese woman. She thanked the face of change, and also thank you now willing to look at their own face.
[About] the “Iron Lady” Thatcher] no way of knowing Margaret Thatcher, I have not seen the film
13 hours of the time difference between Beijing and New York, “Meiyi” there at 8 o’clock in the morning, the delay of overseas telephone calls to reporters to wait two minutes, she was up on the humility politely apologized to explain by reason because the U.S. storm impact.
As “Iron Lady”, the biopic, the biggest difference is the prototype still alive, experienced Streep admit that they are under great pressure, but the staff around a big help. “The team has a lot of very close with Margaret Thatcher, and work together for a long time people. Ridden in the past three years, Margaret Thatcher, I have been ill, she was no longer in the public eye. Production team on her political aspect is not particularly interested in the movie itself shaping Margaret Thatcher is positive, objective and correct, let her win respect, although there is little dispute. “But unfortunately, she has no way of knowing Margaret Thatcher I have not seen the movie, “Her body is relatively weak, so we do not have access to information producer before release in fact, to the family of Margaret Thatcher provides the opportunity to see films.
As an American, played an iconic British Streep in the casting auditions in the UK experience hundredfold controversy. However, she bluntly already acted in many countries, but also jokes that their influence is strong to these countries do not care about her nationality. “In fact, I as a non-British outsider to see a whole new view of non-own culture, which is an advantage, the Americans play the British have more freedom to interpret, and this year for best actor individuals, speech Lincoln, in fact, he is an Englishman. “she said with a smile also expected to play a Chinese woman, not a difficult nationality.
“Iron Lady” had commented that in addition to Streep’s performance, other aspects are more mediocre, Streep admitted that this depends on the gender perspective, “women better understand some of the issues discussed by the movie, including to life is coming to an end, the epiphany of life, to explore the topic of the mother and daughter, to explore the topic of marriage. many film critics are men, they have the right to speak is the author of, see Margaret Thatcher did not address political thing, also did not discuss historical events, I felt the the shortcomings children what gave a negative assessment. movies in the United States is more concerned about the game, or violence, while women care more about the personality of the character itself. “she was also delighted The film was released in the Chinese Women’s Day, “often women can not become leaders, but women in today’s society have a broader impact, Hillary Clinton says women can hold up half the women enough to allow the community to achieve prosperity degree is female prosperity and social prosperity, and women do not prosperity, social prosperity. “
Just finished this year, the Oscar she also revealed he had just the night drove to New York from Los Angeles, fairly tiring, but she jokes that do not have to attend the ceremony after the party, there’s music does not fit my taste, always some di Hall of Music. “Oscar after being nominated 17 times, Streep bluntly” Of course, I want more Oscars.
Last year, she was Oscar, humorously called everyone will complain about “how she, this year’s Oscar awarded to the first 90 Houzhannifu Lawrence, Streep frankly actress nominated this term female The performers are very exquisite, Lawrence performances in that age group is in place, and very convincing.
Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway has worked with Streep, accepting the award, she said with a smile Fortunately Meiyi did not get the nomination. Speaking of Annie growth of the past few years, Streep said Anne continuous self-development, “she gives the public image is very sweet, very feminine, the early years of” Rachel’s Wedding “, she played the role of great also compare staunch character type, since the movie her image large change her sing that song again by the very touching her performances, she has continued energy and ability “in” Les Miserables “.
Streep has two daughters worked hard in showbiz, but her daughter does not need her to many performing arts recommendations. Eldest daughter Pearl barley Gudme starred in Ang Lee’s “Woodstock” Streep admitted that her daughter never complained about Ang Lee is very strict, he is still very jealous cooperation with Ang Lee thing, I hope one day to cooperate with him. “Ang Lee is particularly talented, very smart people think he accomplished, the most important is the range of styles, each one is different, I also really like the” Young School “, is the most amazing one Every movie and every movie is different, people feel the changes which have surprises. Quentin is a high-profile person, Ang Lee is particularly reluctant to highlight the people, especially the low-key and especially humility. “
The interview was an hour and a half, far more than expected. “Iron Lady” itself is 63 years old this year, her own mind them, but also that he is over 40 years old like. She said with a smile with Thatcher closest feature is the “boss style” But the other side to do a lot of choices of life and death, the leadership of a country’s 11-year-old woman is no way myself this level compared themselves more Like reading a book in the fireplace while watching. She also jokes that he is no way to play like the 007 like action movies or science fiction film, a science fiction film means to keep the green screen or on the ground a plug point play, and I hope to communicate interaction and actor. When asked if they would like to own director, she jokes that he is more focused director to worry about too many chores.
Last year’s winners, “late bloomer” Streep said he could no longer board this stage, but she also bluntly a female actor to after the age of 40, his career is basically the end of, but she could still received such a good role. “There are a lot of people are willing to tell the story of women, and the stories of older women, and we all know that the subject matter is not so good to make money, this was like a miracle, but there are constantly people come to me, but also a very good role . “
Streep very grateful that we continue to see her films, in fact, he is very surprised everybody willing to look at her face. “I do not regret the face of change, because there are many actresses fear old, but has been the face of transformation and change, so she is more capital telling a different story.”
Turning to the status of his old age, and she laughs that he is not afraid of being overlooked by the audience, but hope so. Her work a very long time, and just finished filming a new movie called “August”, after also in do late dubbing, publicity and promotion. In addition, she will read some of the script stage play. She has a movie “Family Guy” will begin shooting in May, the musical “Into the words” probably start in October, in which she plays a beautiful witch, now practice singing.
In February 2012, a story about a biopic of British history, the only female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, the “Iron Lady: rugged tenderness” (hereinafter referred to as the “Iron Lady”), actress Meryl Streep (plum aunt) third degree awarded Oscar winner. More than a year later, the movie finally meet on March 8 and the Chinese mainland audience. Two nights ago, living in New York, Meryl Streep received several media interviews over the phone. She quite understand China’s “national conditions”, says with a laugh waiting time is a bit long, but know there are restrictions on imported films, “to become one of the restrictions have been very satisfied”.
Part1 An hour and a half long interview, talked about the wide range of topics — from Oscar to the “Iron Lady” to her over sixty years of living and working, Meryl Streep speak freely answer questions, always timely to throw some jokes, the phone was heard from her hearty laugh. Legend behind the Hollywood actress, she also has qualities are not familiar with the outside world — such as a sense of humor, such as affable, such as the extraordinary true …… written: Southern Reporter Zhu Yanxia intern Yuan-Yuan Ji
Jealous daughter cooperation and Ang Lee’s also want Oscar trophy!
17 Oscar nominations, three times winner of the Best Actress honor resume as early as Meryl Streep and Oscar had a close relationship. In the just-concluded 85th Annual Academy Awards, she also did not absent, but this is the guests of honor attended as awards for the current winner Daniel Day-Lewis.
For most fans, the second Oscar is the most talked about Chinese director Ang Lee won the Best Director Award at the scene to witness Streep also talked about her impression of the director , also revealed that Zengyin daughter and Ang Lee has worked very jealous, “In fact, my daughter used to working with Ang Lee (” Woodstock “), I was very jealous of her (laughs). think Ang Lee is a very talented, very smart director his work styles, “Brokeback Mountain”, “The Ice Storm” to “Youth camp”, every different theme, but he can manage freely, did a great job. “Junior School” I love it too, I feel the magic works. “In addition to the works of Ang Lee’s greatly appreciated, Streep also Ang Lee humility appreciate the character, “Ang Lee is a very humble person, not as high-profile as Quentin (Note: American director Quentin Tarantino), he particularly reluctant to highlight their own. liked Ang Lee, also very willing to cooperate with him. “
Last year on the Oscar stage, Streep by virtue of the “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher of the iceberg won Best Actress trophy, she sighed and said: “I wish I never got this podium “like to meet, but also like the future aspirations actress things hope. In this regard, she says with a laugh: “Of course you want more awards (laughs). Was really excited I was 40 years old when feel that his career is not to the end, did not think I was 50 years old, after the age of 60, there are a lot of people are willing to talk about women and older women stories, someone find me such a good interpretation of the role, I think it was like a miracle. “
The video controversy
The stance of the film is more objective and correct
“Iron Lady,” Streep brings honor and popularity, but also brought her a lot of controversy. Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher described in the movie, did not like the General legendary biography as beautiful, but main perspective invested in the twilight years of Margaret Thatcher lonely debilitating: go to the supermarket to buy milk alone, no one would recognize over-reliance on the death of her husband often have hallucinations, struggling … so bold narrative movie heroine to Streep are subject to a lot of controversy in the plight of Alzheimer’s disease and memory decline.
By American actor played a female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, this is one of the controversy. The “movie casting before, the United Kingdom has been controversial hundred times.” Streep apparently already accustomed to these, she said humorously: “resume my past, I do not just acted Americans, I also played in many of the country’s people. simply because the characters of her influence too. fact, as a non-Englishman, an outsider to see the culture of non-itself, I think there will be a whole new perspective, which touches an advantage as an American to play the British, in fact, to have more freedom to interpret the role. nationality is not a limit, and I also want to play a Chinese person. “
For previous news that the movie demonize Margaret Thatcher, the position is not objective enough just things, Streep said: “Margaret Thatcher has been ill and ridden in the past three years, she was no longer in the public eye this movie itself, in fact, Margaret Thatcher, is a positive image of the shape she is worthy of the respect of the people, the position of the entire film is more objective and correct our entire production team for her political controversy is not particularly interested in Of course, the film also, we are more interested in her as that part of the individual. “
This female movie theme Select Women’s Day, released in the Chinese mainland, Streep joked that this is a very meaningful day “to see the film will have deeper feelings for women, because it explores the mother and daughter, the topic of marriage, but also to explore the harmonious coexistence of a problem between you and your partner. “At the end, she also quoted Mao’s words on the importance of women in society —” Women hold up half the sky , attracted reporters at the scene laughing.
Hope for the future
Want to be forgotten after the age of 75, I hope I’m still alive! “
This year, Streep has 63-year-old. Interview originally Streep first chat party after the Academy Awards, “I did not go to the party, a young man to go more, now go less than, you know, party music always ‘boom, boom, boom’, disco music has not well suited to my taste. “over sixty years, she is never shy about their own age and no longer young face, including this one,” my own very surprised. everybody willing to look at my face, I am grateful that we continue to see my film and I do not regret my face my age allows me to have content to show, because I change face, so I am more capital to tell a different story. though I am 63 years old, but in fact, in my heart, I think I was 40 years old. “
Although in the film, Streep Margaret Thatcher’s image of the “iron fist female politician portrait three-dimensional, rich and delicate, but she admitted that the real life of their own role and do not have much in common,” she is easy women, I do not, and her horse, and she led the country for 11 years, their own day without a break, and I prefer to be retired and sit to read a book, take a break, I enjoy this process “the first act of the film, Margaret Thatcher retired alone to buy milk, but actually has no one recognized her in the supermarket, ask the same as a public figure Streep worried about the future also suffered this treated forgotten by society, she replied: “Actually, I prefer to be forgotten. because I, as a public figure to shuttle world more difficult. example, I want to eat a hamburger, sitting in the midst of them, and observe the crowd unlikely. because we are always looking at you for my life after the age of 75, I hope I’m still alive, because a lot of actors, my friends, in this age are not in the. “
Streep film program
1 has just finished shooting a new film, “August: Osage County” (A ugust: O sage C ounty), now to do some of the work of the late
2 to join the Tommy Lee Jones-directed “family man” (T he H o me sma n), is expected in May shooting. The movie story takes place in the early 19th century, the western United States, where there are some isolated women, they are much the destruction of the natural and similar to a lot of people are mad, until someone came to rescue them go back to the east.
3 is for the Broadway musical “visit the Forest” (Into the Woods) to prepare, who plays a witch in the inside, is expected to start in October.
Women’s Day March 8, Mainland theater will usher in a female subject of the film “Iron Lady.” The film tells the story of the life of the first female British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, starring Meryl Streep board after the 84th Oscar winner with this film throne, a lot of fans in the Mainland affectionately called her “Meiyi .
Recently, the legendary Hollywood actress accepted a telephone interview with this reporter, talked about the course of their career, mentality, family. She also generous and appreciative of just won the 85th Academy Award for Best Director Ang Lee, and hope to work with him.
Meryl Streep (MerylStreep), June 22, Sunrise, 1949 Born in New Jersey, USA. The film for more than 30, 17 Academy Award nominations, and twice won the Oscar winner by virtue of the “Iron Lady” and “Sophie’s Choice.
On the “Iron Lady”
Play British controversial
An American to play the iconic British casting auditions, Streep subject to dispute in the United Kingdom, which for her is the greatest difficulty encountered in the filming process. But, she said, he has acted in many countries, and strong influence to these countries do not care about her nationality.
She believes that, as an outsider to see the non-culture of their own have a whole new point of view, there is more freedom to interpret, this is the advantage, “this year’s speech Lincoln and get the best actor Lewis, he is a British “Streep said with a smile,” Margaret Thatcher is an amazing woman, my brother said to me with her common feature is particularly boss style of. “
Streep said, the “Iron Lady” biopic The biggest difference is the prototype still alive, own to withstand the pressure, “but the film itself is shaped Margaret Thatcher is positive, objective and correct let her gain respect, although there is a little controversial. “
“Iron Lady,” a year later with the Chinese audience a formal meeting, but Streep did not mind, and the film can be released in the Women’s Day, said happy she quoted Mao Zedong famously “Women hold up half the sky” for Video blessing.
The jealous daughter Ang Lee cooperation
Addition to the film, Streep has enviable family, her two daughters have adult hard work in showbiz.However, she said, the daughter does not require her to provide much of the performing arts recommended.
The eldest daughter, Pearl barley Gudme starred in Ang Lee’s “Woodstock. Streep admitted that her daughter never complained about Ang Lee strict, and said with a smile own daughter to work with Ang Lee thing quite jealous, hoping one day to cooperate with him.
“Ang Lee is particularly talented, very smart people think the most important is his movie styles have a surprise in the change.” For this award, “Junior School” Streep said have seen very Like, she thinks this is one of the most amazing works Ang Lee, “Compared to many other directors in Hollywood, as a high-profile person such as Quentin Tarantino, Ang Lee, is low-key and humble.
It comes to his favorite director, Streep said she admired nephogram director Wachowski siblings, Iranian film “parting time” director. When asked about whether they will be played excellent guide “Streep said they prefer to focus on work with actors, the director to worry about too many things.
The new film Houlaolunsi performances in place
Just past the 85th Academy Awards Presentation Ceremony Streep award winner Lewis both holding three Oscars, this scene ridicule “the extant greatest actress for existing The greatest actor award. “
For this year’s Oscar for Best Actress was awarded to the first 90 Houzhannifu Lawrence, Streep think this session nominated actress performances are superb, and 8-year-old from a 85-year-old Ruiwa Cravens praise ni · Wallis, everyone has a characteristic “Lawrence himself very beautiful show her age in place, convincing.
She also particularly Reviews for best supporting actress Anne Hathaway, the two have one of the “Devil Wears Prada” in cooperation. The movie “subordinate”, living in the younger generation, Streep hesitate to praise, saying it is a continuous self development actors, “Annie gives the public image is very sweet, feminine. Early years” Rachel wedding, in which speech was great, her image ever since that movie big change. sing that song again passed her in “Les Miserables”, this is simply too great a very touching her performances , she continued energy and capacity. “
Hope to play a Chinese woman
Streep work is still very long, and has just finished shooting a new film, “August” is doing post-dubbing work, after also publicity and promotion. In addition, the daily life, she would read some of the script stage play, have a Tommy Lee Jones movie “family man” will begin shooting in May. In addition, she appeared in the Disney musical “Intothe words” will start in October, in which she plays a beautiful witch, now practice singing.
Turning to the future, Streep said with a smile, they even hope to have the opportunity to be able to star in a Chinese woman, “my heart is no longer an obvious image of Chinese celebrities In particular, I want to play, be honest Mrs. in acted Thatcher, After that, I’d prefer to play some ordinary people, play some ordinary things. “
The metamorphosis the face I have more capital storytelling
Reporter: You will also worried that like to be forgotten like the scene of the movie?
Sri Lanka: To some extent, I actually want to be forgotten. Because as a public figure, I shuttle world more difficult, for example, want to eat a hamburger, sitting among the observed population, these will be more difficult, because you are a public figure, others see you, you do not look at the others.
Reporter: The last session of the Oscars when you short speech said “Maybe I will not board this stage”, is because it is difficult to encounter such aspirations films (“Iron Lady”), trying to shift focus what?
Sri Lanka: of course still want (Oscars). In fact, just when he took office feeling a bit emotional, then the reaction is very surprised, to say the words most in the excitement. When I was 40 years old, is also not expected to now. Because the ordinary sense, a female actor to after the age of 40, his career essentially ended, but I also received a good role, I feel surprised and pleased, and many people are willing to tell the story of women , and is the story of the elderly women. As we all know, this theme is not so good to make money, just like a miracle.
Reporter: this 64-year-old, the Chinese people knew her fate is an older, if you have the ultimate Heaven is small to Metropolitan thinking a life proposition?
Sri Lanka: art for so many years I’ve been thinking, and I as an actor, the kind of desire and demanding you want to put themselves into a role, to imagine if another person exactly how to live in order to completely out of their own to think about this person, and how the story of a man transferred into the body of another person? Now I’m more from the point of view of the Trinity, the audience, the actors, the role of integrated efforts to the role of the audience did not know, and taken to the side of the audience, enlivened with the audience, which is something I have been exploring. and logical thinking, understand others, can also be a deeper understanding of themselves.
Reporter: 17 times nominated for an Oscar nomination again there is no excitement and pleasure?
Adams: I’m actually very surprised everybody willing to look at my face, I am also very grateful that we continue to see my films. I do not regret the face of change, because the content of my age are performances are presented. There are many actresses feel old is terrible, but I think that is because I this has been the face of transformation and change, so I have more capital to tell a different story.
She was ready for an ordinary person
Meryl Streep is a Hollywood legend, almost no one will doubt, someday, she took to the podium of the Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Prior to working with such a legendary direct dialogue, imagination is the variety, but when the phone the other end came the familiar voice in those classic films would not be an exaggeration to say that the first word in my mind is the “spring” .
The Meiyi the sound is warm, kind, accompanied by crisp laughter from time to time, much like the shuttle in the spring sunshine among the treetops. Originally scheduled one hour interview onto a half-hour, she did not because we are naive question or time delay revealing impatient, even total slightly awkward atmosphere, with laughter, driven interview emotions towards their children, as a generous elder.
Legend of the reason is legendary, perhaps it is precisely because, her first of an ordinary person, I think.
Also something more from what was written on the Meryl forum:
– she didn’t go to the Oscar parties because she’s tired of the music, not her style
– she still wants more awards
– The Homesman starts filming in May
– she herself confirmed Into The Woods, saying it starts filming in October and that she’s already working on her singing !!!!
– they”re currently doing some dubbing for A:OC
– she is jealous of Mamie for working with Ang Lee
The director of Hope Springs tells Anthony Gibson about working with Meryl Streep, his views on couples counselling and off-camera laughs.
Did you always have Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones in mind for the lead roles in Hope Springs?
You know, I came into it kind of late and Meryl Streep was already involved. But the moment I came on board, Meryl and I spoke and it emerged that the only candidate we both felt was perfect for Arnold was Tommy Lee Jones. We met and he was very engaged by the screenplay – and even more attracted to
the prospect of working with Meryl.
This is your second film with Streep: what do you like most about working with her?
Well, first of all greatness is a given – and how rare is that? It really felt like you would have paid just for the opportunity to go and watch legendary actors working with a great screenplay at the peak of their talents and just exercising every gill at their disposal on a daily basis. There was this sense that you were watching scenes that one day people would look back on and say were classic moments from legendary actors.
Was it hard for everyone to keep a straight face during takes?
They didn’t ruin a lot of takes but there were definitely some good laughs as soon as the cameras stopped rolling. Steve [Carell] obviously was capable of cracking us up by just shrugging or lifting an eyebrow. The minute a scene was over, he had something funny to say. But so did Meryl and Tommy: they are really funny people and they did crack each other up. I will never forget the time we were shooting the movie theatre scene and Meryl called out to the prop guy: ‘I couldn’t get some knee pads?’ That was both the low point and the high point.
10×10 will also debut the trailer of their forthcoming feature film, Girl Rising, with voice performances by world-renowned actresses including Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway, and Selena Gomez. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins. The film tells the extraordinary stories of girls from around the globe fighting to overcome impossible odds to realize their dreams.
Finally the official trailer:
And this one I’ve already posted when it came out:
Also a few tweets about the project:
Also you know after Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes acceptance speech starting with ‘I beat Meryl’ quoting Bette Midler from ‘First Wives Club’, that’s what Mamie Gummer, Meryl and Don’s eldest daughter said:
Meryl Streep’s Daughter Didn’t Get Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘I Beat Meryl’ Joke, Either
So few people actually got Jennifer Lawrence’s “I beat Meryl” joke at the Golden Globes that she had to explain it on Letterman. Really — it wasn’t just Lindsay Lohan who was confused! In fact, Mamie Gummer, Streep’s daughter, told us at the opening of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof last night that the reference went over her head, too. “I thought she was just being cute,” she said. “I also didn’t realize that Jodie Foster was quoting Molly Shannon with that ‘I’m 50, I’m 50, I’m 50’ thing. There was a lot that was sort of lost on me.”