Many thanks to Claudia for sending in scans from the recent Entertainment Weekly (January 30, 2015), covering this year’s Academy Awards, and Interview (February 2015) magazine with a great picture of Meryl and Emily Blunt.

Magazines scans from December 2014 to February 2015, all covering “Into the Woods”, have been added to the image library, with many thanks to Alvaro for sending them in.


Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – Empire Magazine (UK, February 2015)
Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – Imagenes de Actualidad (Spain, January 2015)
Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – Fotogramas (Spain, January 2015)
Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – People Magazine (USA, December 29, 2014)
Image Library – Articles & Scans – 2015 – Post Magazine (USA, December 2014)

A great bunch of new scans, featuring mostly reviews on “Into the Woods”, have been added to the image library. A highlight among the new additions is the November issue of Interview Magazine, where Meryl interviews Tommy Lee Jones for the release of “The Homesman”. Many thanks to Alvaro and Claudia for their contributions. Then, a couple more appearances pictures have been added. Check the list below for all updated albums. Also, check back tomorrow for Simply Streep’s last update for 2014 – with a Christmas surprise for all visitors!


Articles & Scans – 2015 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, January 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – People Magazine (USA, December 22, 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – Time Magazine (USA, December 15, 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 05, 2014)
Articles & Scans – 2014 – Interview Magazine (USA, November 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – “Into the Woods” New York Premiere (December 08, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – “Into the Woods” New York Press Conference (November 23, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Kennedy Center Honors (December 07, 2014)
Appearances – 2014 – Taping of “Good Morning America” (December 02, 2014)

Here comes a nice interview by the Washington Post. Meryl Streep sings. Her fans know this. Meryl Streep sang in “Postcards From the Edge,” in “Ironweed,” on the children’s album “Philadelphia Chickens” and, of course, in “Mamma Mia,” the movie that improbably, given all the successes in her career, made her a box-office star. That Meryl Streep can sing Sondheim is something that music-theater aficionados are likely to question — until, at least, they’ve heard it. Streep, as film and theater fans are well aware by now, plays the Witch in the new Rob Marshall film of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” Like most big Sondheim roles, it requires a certain level of vocal ability. Streep’s singing voice is recognizably her own; it’s also credible and moving, and it allows her, when called for, to chew the scenery in the best musical-theater tradition. “I had to expand my chest and be able to hold a tone longer than I’ve tried to do in 15 years,” Streep said, laughing, sitting at a round, white-draped table in a large empty room at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, which Disney colonized, shortly before Thanksgiving, for its “Into the Woods” media blitz. The complete interview can be read over at the Washington Post. One quote needs a special spotlight, as Meryl confirms and talks about the upcoming “Florence Foster Jenkins” biopic:

If you listen to those recordings, she was almost good, and then there was a point when she was off. And that is what makes it funny. It was almost there. It doesn’t start out badly. It starts out hopefully. I think I’m going to try to be as good as I can, and then — we’ll see.

The full article from the Hollywood Reporter’s cover story has been added, with many thanks to Claudia. Also, scans from the November 2014 issue of People – thanks to Ali – and Total Film’s January 2015 issue have been added. Enjoy reading.


Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Total Film Magazine (United Kingdom, January 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – People Magazine (USA, November 2014)

A great cover and in-depth article on “Into the Woods” by The Hollywood Reporter: When Stephen Sondheim summons, you answer the call. And so it was that in the spring of 2013, Meryl Streep found herself arriving at the 84-year-old composer’s five-story Manhattan townhouse. She’d just been cast as the Witch in the big-screen version of Into the Woods, Sondheim’s darkly twisted musical about fractured fairy tales. Rob Marshall, who would direct Streep in the film — opening Christmas Day — also was called to the town house, as was James Lapine, who wrote the book for the play. But none of them had any idea why they had been bidden.

It turned out Sondheim had a new tune he wanted to run by them. It was called “She’ll Be Back,” and the composer thought the Witch could sing it at the point in the story when Rapunzel (played by MacKenzie Mauzy) escapes from the tower to run off with a handsome prince (Billy Magnussen). “I was in his living room and I had the sheet music in front of me and I was gasping because I didn’t know where to look,” recalls Streep. “I thought, ‘Is he going to ask me to sing it for him?’ Because I could never do that.” The complete article can be read here.

With many thanks to my friend Alvaro, new scans from magazines – all published this year – have been added to the image library. Besides some earlier articles in the French Femina magazine, there are scans from the British Total Film, Empire and The Lady magazines. Find the complete list below and enjoy reading.

Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Femina Magazine (France, March 03, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – The Lady (United Kingdom, August 29, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, October 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Total Film (United Kingdom, November 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Total Film (United Kingdom, December 2014)

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly – which features four exclusive covers of the fairy tale epic’s all-star cast – they dive headfirst into the design of the dark, sprawling world of “Into the Woods”, the musical tale about a childless Baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) who attempt to lift a witch’s curse by venturing into an enchanted forest filled with classic characters like Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy). Edit: Scans from the magazine have been added to the image library, with many thanks to Claudia for sending them in. Additionally, a new production still and a costume sketch of Meryl’s character have been added as well.