Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again
On July 20, 2018, get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.
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Mary Poppins Returns
This Christmas, Emily Blunt stars in an all-new tale of Britain's most beloved nanny.
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Big Little Lies: Season 2
In 2019, Meryl Streep moves to Monterey for the second season of Big Little Lies.
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  April 23rd, 2019       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The headline should be the other way around, since Nicole Kidman is the cover star of the latest Vanity Fair, including an in-depth interview. However, Krista Smith’s article features interviews with her “Big Little Lies” co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep as well, giving a wonderful insight into the show’s second season: Meryl Streep says that camaraderie is why she didn’t hesitate when the call came to join the cast for the second season. “The fans wanted more, I wanted more. I signed on without even knowing what the part was because I had such confidence in this group and just how smart they all are and how high the bar was going to be.” Kidman nods to the prototypical happy ensemble. “Look at the Friends cast, they spent all that time together—they’re different because there are no men in our equation. I mean, there are, but they’re not on the group chat, let’s put it that way.” Wait. Nicole, Reese, Laura, Zoë, and Shailene have a group chat?! What about Meryl?! “Yes,” says Kidman. “And she’s very funny.” Witherspoon describes the ultimate girls’ night. “Can you imagine that we got to go to dinner with Meryl every week? And hear her stories!? It’s like years and years of actresses being siloed off, and finally they let us intermingle. You can only imagine the conversations that we had. It was a really amazing experience of sharing our indignities and our triumphs, and just every rainbow of the female experience in our business.”

Streep plays Mary Louise, the mother-in-law of Kidman’s Celeste, who comes to town to get to the bottom of the death of her son. Streep tells me about their first day on set together. “Right off the bat she did a scene where she had to do something really, really hard, like waking up out of nothing and going right into sort of a breakdown. She did it over and over and over again, to the point where I thought, Is she being harmed in this process?” says Streep. “I scurried over to the director and I said, ‘Don’t you think you have it?’ I mean, I’ve done this before with other people, because I know what it takes to do that. She was O.K. It’s just like she has a kind of a placid, very quiet reserve that sits on top of this titanic power.” Streep says this season we will see more of that from Kidman. “I’m in awe of her. She’s like a secret, soft Valkyrie with a spine like steel. She’s very disciplined, but it’s all in protection of a very tender self. You forget,” Streep continues, “that she’s six feet tall, you know? But she is six feet tall, and sometimes she raises all of it up, and it’s … wow. That’s what you see in the end of this series. You see the full height of Nicole.” The complete article can be read over at Vanity Fair.

  March 1st, 2019       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

In Interview Magazine‘s latest issue, Meryl Streep takes over a rare job – that of the interviewer – talking to Glenda Jackson about acting, politics and everything in between. Their conversation can be read in full on Interview’s website. Here’s a sneak peek: It’s the morning after the Golden Globes and Glenda Jackson is sitting next to a crackling fire, a warm drink in her hands, at The Greenwich Hotel in downtown New York. The night before on most Americans’ televisions, a parade of sleepwalking celebrities, disingenuous E! correspondents, and models burdened with trays of Fiji Water trampled the red carpet in borrowed gowns and heavy-seeming jewels. The 82-year-old, steely-eyed Brit across from me is a much-needed salve, a reminder that beneath the pageantry and the preening—and the branding—there is still the craft. Jackson is in town preparing for the New York leg of her gender-blind performance as King Lear. The production, which opens in April, comes to America from London, where a critic for The Guardian described her as “one of the most powerful Lears I have seen.” It is yet another indelible personal best for Jackson, and a welcome return to Broadway following her Tony Award–winning turn last year as a corrosive widow in Three Tall Women.

  December 22nd, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Today, “Mary Poppins Returns” releases theaters in the United States and Europe, destined to dominate the Christmas box office of 2018 and probably the awards season of 2019 with a predicted Best Actress nomination for Emily Blunt. The reviews have been good so far, ranging from “it’s a new classic” to “it’s not a classic”, so I guess those interested in the film will get a chance to see where it ranks – starting today! Since this is probably the last update of Simply Streep for 2018, the release of the film would not be complete without a proper press coverage of reviews and articles on the film, including a nice cover story from Radio Times in the United Kingdom, as well as a cover story with Meryl in the latest issue of Yours. In America, you can grab a special edition of People Magazine, featuring exclusive interviews with Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Meryl Streep. There are also some “leftovers” from the “Mamma Mia” and “The Post” promotion from earlier this year. Many many thanks, as always, to Alvaro for providing the scans. To all the visitors of Simply Streep, I would like to wish you great Holidays and a good and healthy start into 2019! See you next year. Frederik :-)


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Yours (United Kingdom, December 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Time Out (United Kingdom, December 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Radio Times (United Kingdom, December 15, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Variety (United States, November 20, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Lecturas (Spain, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Shangay (Spain, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – ABC (Spain, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Fashion Arts Magasine (Spain, January 21, 2018)
  November 30th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns doesn’t just mark the return of one indomitable character after 54 years; it also marks a reunion for two other powerful women who whip up certain magic together onscreen. Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep have now made three big-budget studio films together: 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada, playing a toiling assistant and her monstrous boss; 2014’s Into the Woods, as a peasant baker and the witch who cursed her womb; and now 2018’s Mary Poppins Returns, playing the enigmatic nanny and her gravity-challenged cousin Topsy, who’s perhaps the only person ever to disagree with Mary Poppins. “It is a bit hilarious that we always play people who are contentious with one another,” Blunt laughs, looking back on her relationship with Streep that’s now into its second decade. “From Prada to the Witch and the Baker’s Wife and now to cousins who drive each other insane, I did finally ask her, ‘When are we gonna play lovers or something?!’” Blunt laughs again. “She said, ‘Dream on.’”

But a dream is perhaps the best way to describe the friendship that has blossomed between the 35-year-old and the 69-year-old actors. On the Prada set, Blunt was a relative unknown in Hollywood with Streep a revered megastar — Blunt even cried when Streep first complimented her after wrapping. Years later, the tables have turned as Blunt now takes on the largest role of her career, with Streep supporting her with glee. “She’s divine,” Streep declares. Elaborating further, she almost downplays the magnitude of what it’s been like to watch Blunt grow into a role like Mary Poppins over the past decade. “I think Emily’s completely the same person that she was when I met her,” she insists. “In The Devil Wears Prada, she was some preposterously young age — I think she was 21? Ridiculous! — but she was completely the person that she is today. She was already a pretty fully-fledged grown up, or did a good impersonation of one.”

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  October 3rd, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

A couple of wonderful new magazine scans have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to Alvaro, Maria and Chan for their generous contributions. A full list of all added scans can be found below. Enjoy!


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Nous Deux (France, July 17, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Straits Times (United Kingdom, January 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The TV Times (United Kingdom, January 28, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Film Review (United Kingdom, March 2007)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Film Review (United Kingdom, December 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Film Review (United Kingdom, November 1999)
  July 19th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

With “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” hitting theaters around the world these days, two new magazines scans have been added to the photo gallery that mention Meryl in their coverage – Empire Magazine has a nice experts ranking of her film, while The Mail on Sunday’s Event has put the cast on their cover and on six pages inside. Edit: Lots of additional newspaper clippings on the film’s release, as well as a two-page article from Closer Magazine, have been added as well. Many thanks to Alvaro for sending in all those scans. Enjoy!


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Event Magazine (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Closer Magazine (United States, July 16, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – iNewspaper (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Financial Times (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Guardian (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Sun (United Kingdom, July 18, 2018)
  May 13th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Here’s the second part of today’s magazine scans update, featuring lots of additions from the international promotion for “The Post”, including dozens of newspaper reviews from the United Kingdom. Among the highlights is a lenghty article in the German Cinema magazine, a cover story from the French Cahiers Du Cinema and scans from Australia, including a cover story of Muse Magazine. Once again, many thanks to Alvaro for his wonderful contributions. All updated folders can be found below.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – High Life (United Kingdom, May 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Muse Magazine (Australia, April 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Mindfood (Australia, April 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Cinema Magazine (Germany, March 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Cahiers Du Cinema (France, February 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, February 09, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, February 07, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Novella (Italy, January 25, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Vanguardia (Spain, January 21, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Cinerama (Spain, January 2018)

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  May 13th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Brace yourself for a huge magazine scans update today! Since a good half is dedicated to the more recent promotion for “The Post” and the second half consists of some amazing rare finds from the past, this update has been split in half. So, let’s start with the great stuff from the 1980s and 1990s. There are some wonderful new cover stories and a bunch of already added scans have been replaced with better quality versions. My most sincere thanks to Alvaro for his hard work scanning all these magazine scans. Much appreciated! Enjoy reading.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Vanguardia (Spain, July 03, 2010)
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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Parade Magazine (USA, February 22, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – New York Magazine (USA, October 06, 2008)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – New York Magazine (USA, July 03, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Town & Country (USA, January 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – American Cinematographer (USA, November 2003)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Movieline (USA, November 1999)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Vogue (United Kingdom, January 1995)

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  February 11th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Earlier this week, Meryl Streep has attended the nominees luncheon for the 90th Annual Academy Awards. Pictures have been added to the photo gallery. There are also some fantastic new scans from the French Premiere magazine, the British Sight & Sound and Little White Lies magazines and from the German Stern magazine. Many thanks to Alvaro for his contributions. Enjoy reading.



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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 90th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon
Photo Gallery – Magazines & Scans – Sight & Sound (United Kingdom, February 18, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazines & Scans – Stern (Germany, February 01, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazines & Scans – Little White Lies (United Kingdom, January/February 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazines & Scans – Premiere Magazine (France, January 18, 2018)

  January 26th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

More great finds have been added to the photo gallery. Meryl graces the cover of the French Grazia Magazine – on which I first thought it was a long-lost blast from the past, but no – it’s Streep’s Kramer vs. Kramer glory on the cover. Also added have been scans from the Italian magazines Gioia and Io Donna del Corriere della Sera. Enjoy the new additions.


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Photo Gallery – Magazines & Scans – Gioia (Italy, January 27, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazines & Scans – Grazia (France, January 26, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Magazines & Scans – Io Donna del Corriere della Sera (Italy, January 13, 2018)