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Now, I’m in heightened pre-production on a feature film, Ricki and the Flash, which we’re going to start shooting on Oct. 1. It’s a great script by Diablo Cody, and Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Mamie Gummer are in the cast. It’s a rock ’n’ roll driven family drama/comedy.
So Meryl plays a rocker? Who did you model her character on?
Meryl plays Ricki and she’s the rocker. Kevin is the ex—the abandoned husband who lost Ricki to rock ’n’ roll. In our story, they come back together again under grave family circumstances. There’s another part we’re looking to cast of the guitarist who really wants to be Meryl’s boyfriend. Meryl, who is as we know a terrific singer, is a rock ’n’ roller. She lovesrock ’n’ roll, and is taking a very personally-crafted approach to Ricki. Ricki’s of a generation of people like Joan Jett and Chrissie Hynde, but I think this is going to be a very unique act.
Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in “The Devil Wears Prada”
Meryl Streep, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, 1981.
Happy 65th Birthday, Mary Louise Streep [June 22nd, 1949.]
inspiring delight, pleasure, or admiration; extremely good; marvelous.
"they all think she’s wonderful"
Meryl Streep in The Seduction of Joe Tynan 
Meryl… filling the world with beauty since 1949.
This Christmas, Kendrick will be seen opposite Meryl Streep in Rob Marshall’s on-screen musical Into the Woods. Though audiences first got a taste of Streep’s musical chops in Mamma Mia!, Kendrick couldn’t help but marvel at the polymath’s skills. “I just couldn’t get my mind around how she could have been sitting on this level of talent for so long and no one really knew about it,” she says, fanning out over the esteemed actress. “At a certain point, I had to tone it down.” Perhaps a testament to her own ascending career, Kendrick has sucessfully developed her own voice. “It took a while to come out of my shell. I am really happy that the more honest I am, the more people respond to that.” —
Queen of Everything, Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep | “The Music of Regret” 2006.
Meryl Streep & Goldie Hawn, “Death Becomes Her” 1992.
I need Meryl Streep and Emma Thompson in a Musical together.
Meryl Streep at the 42nd Annual AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, 05.06.14.
Meryl Streep | The Giver, 2014 (✗)