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Dec 10
2020

In interviews on both Stephen Colbert’s and James Corden’s talkshows this week, Meryl Streep spilled the tea on returning to the movie set in a year, as filming of Adam McKay’s “Don’t Look Up” has started last Friday. “It’s about a global catastrophe but it’s sort of funny like Dr. Strangelove for 2020 about global warming, a metaphor of that,” she said. “I play the president of the United States.” Streep said Jonah Hill played her son and chief of staff in the upcoming comedy. “We had our first scene on Friday and I was so bad,” the Oscar-winning actress said while shaking her head. “I’ve been in this quarantine because they have to be very careful and I’m totally alone.” “My first scene was entering a stadium full of 20,000 people as the president, my big face on the jumbotron in front of me,” she continued. “And I completely lost it, I couldn’t remember anything.” That scene uneased Streep as she described that it was “not at all” normal. “First of all, there weren’t 20,000 people obviously,” she said. “They’ll duplicate them [in editing]. There were extras all around the stadium. Lonely people separated by 20 feet of air, wearing masks and visors that are clear.” The extras were meant to have a “huzzah” moment where they cheered for her character, but while wearing masks their cheers ended up sounding muffled. “The whole thing is so eerie and odd and disconcerting,” she said of filming during a pandemic. “I have to pull myself together for Monday.” The film follows two astronomers who set out on a media tour to warn the public that a meteor will destroy Earth in just six months. The Netflix movie is also set to star Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, Timothée Chalamet, Matthew Perry, Himesh Patel, Cate Blanchett, Kid Cudi, Rob Morgan and Tomer Sisley.

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