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May
15
2024

“The Three Questions” is written and illustrated by Jon J Muth and read by Meryl Streep. What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows that he wants to be the best person he can be, but often he is unsure if he is doing the right thing. So he goes to ask Leo, the wise turtle. When he arrives, the turtle is struggling to dig in his garden, and Nikolai rushes to help him. As he finishes work, a violent storm rolls in. Nikolai runs for Leo’s cottage, but on his way, he hears cries for help from an injured panda. Nikolai brings her in from the cold, and then rushes back outside to rescue her baby too. With stunning watercolors and a text that resounds with universal truths, this award-winning artist has based his first original story on one by Leo Tolstoy, transforming it into a timeless fable for young readers. You can watch all wonderful readings by the SAG-Aftra Foundation’s StorylineOnline on their official website.

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May
15
2024

Today, Hulu has released a teaser trailer for “Only Murders in the Building” season 4, revealing 10 new and returning stars as the show relocates to Hollywood for its next murder mystery. The teaser finds Charles, Oliver and Mabel grappling with Sazz’s death during the season 3 ending, and their investigation eventually takes them to Los Angeles. There are glimpses of cast additions Eugene Levy, Eva Longoria, Zach Galifianakis, Kumal Nanjiani and even Melissa McCarthy – whose roles are undisclosed, though they will likely be playing other suspects in Sazz’s murder. While much about the upcoming episodes remains a mystery, the release date has been revealed: August 27. You can find the teaser in the video archive, with a couple of screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.

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May
15
2024

All public appearances at the 77th Cannes Film Festival have been updated with additional pictures, including a new Q&A, which took place earlier today: Taking a broader look at the state of the industry, as France currently goes through its own #MeToo reckoning, Streep considered how significantly the film industry changed once women gained greenlight authority at the studios.

Before there were women in greenlight positions at studios, it was very hard for men to see themselves in a female protagonist. It was not difficult for the women executives to see themselves in a male protagonist, but the hardest thing — I’ve said this 150,000 times — the hardest thing is for a male to live through the female in a movie who’s the lead,” Streep said during the Q&A. “They just didn’t get it. The first movie I ever made where a man came up to me afterwards and said ‘I know how you felt’ was “Devil Wears Prada.’ It was more than one man who came and said ‘I know how you felt, I know what it’s like to be the one to take the decisions and nobody understands you.’ That was fascinating to me.

After an extended standing ovation at the top of the Q&A, Streep talked through her first experience at the Cannes Film Festival back in 1989, where she would go on to win the best actress award for “A Cry in the Dark.” She remembered not feeling “safe” there. “I needed maybe a dozen [bodyguards] the first time I came here because, in the olden days, I don’t know, there wasn’t the same security. All the barriers weren’t there… it was insane. I almost didn’t recover from that. I couldn’t believe how wild it was. So that was 35 years ago. It’s changed a lot, the world has changed a lot,” Streep said. When asked further about this, she said it’s tied back to how she doesn’t consider herself a “rock star” and instead has a “life that is filled with things that are not hyperbolic like that.”

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May
01
2024

As previously reported, Meryl Streep has been part of the Academy of American Poets’ Annual “Poetry & The Creative Mind” benefit. This signature reading and fundraiser is the closing celebration of National Poetry Month on the Academy’s ninetieth anniversary. Poetry & the Creative Mind raises funds in support of the Academy’s’ educational programs, which serve over 100,000 K–12 students each year. This year, Meryl Streep read the following poems: “So Much Happiness” by Naomi Shihab Nye, “The Dream That I Told My Mother-in-Law” by Elizabeth Alexander and “Dark Matter and Dark Energy” by Alicia Ostriker. Her full appearance can be found in the video archive. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to EvaSofie on Youtube for posting the video in the first place.

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Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2024 – Poetry & the Creative Mind Benefit (April 30, 2024)

May
01
2024

On Monday, Meryl Streep made a surprise appearance in Manhattan’s United Palace for a Q&A following a free screening of “The Devil Wears Prada” as part of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s ongoing “Movies at the Palace” screening series. She was accompanied on stage by the film’s director David Frankel and producer Aline Brosh McKenna. Lin-Manuel Miranda has supported screenings at the United Palace since 2013 when he helped the theatre’s fund-raising campaign to purchase a new projector, screen, and surround sound system to return movies to the theatre after a 40-year hiatus. Since its launch, Miranda’s film series has attracted about 15,000 guests to the heart of Washington Heights. A clip with highlights from the conversation can be watched in the video archive, and a couple of pictures from the Q&A have been added to the photo gallery.

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Apr
02
2024

Monday was a big night for Cher at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The music legend was honored with the prestigious Icon Award and her famous pal Meryl Streep was on hand to present her with the honor. “When I think of Cher, I think of her giant heart. How open it is. How battered it is. And how strong it is. How she leads with her heart in everything she does. In her acting, her singing, her dancing, her dressing. She puts it all out there. It’s brought her lots of prestigious awards. But it has pulled her to work on behalf of our veterans and for LGBTQ rights and for many, many more,” Meryl shared before Jennifer Hudson and Cher sang “Believe” together. Pictures and a video of Meryl Streep’s speech have been added to the archives.

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Mar
18
2024

Another wonderful addition to the archives – one I have been looking for ages to finally add to the site: Meryl Streep’s second and final appearance on “The Rosie O’Donnell Show”. After promoting “Marvin’s Room” on the show in 1997, Meryl returned to Rosie’s Halloween-themed episode with a pumpkin (bearing a striking resemblance to Clint Eastwood) and talked about the theatrical release of “Music of the Heart”. The interview can be found in the video archive. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Mar
15
2024

Here comes a great find we probably didn’t even know existed. In 1984, Meryl Streep on the Norwegian TV-aksjonen, an annual national charity fund raising event, which highlights a different organization each year. 40 years ago, Amnesty International was their chosen organization, and Meryl Streep attended various events and a concert in Oslo. By the end of the fundraiser, 81 NOK millions, which equals 24.9 USD millions today, have been collected. A couple of pictures can be found in the 1984 albums for her public appearances. The Norwegian channel NRK has uploaded Meryl’s interview on TV-aksjonen, which is wonderful to watch. You can find the link below. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

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Feb
25
2024

“The Devil Wears Prada” co-stars Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, and Emily Blunt joined together 18 years (!) after the 2006 film to present the award for Male Actor in a Comedy at the 2024 SAG Awards. Streep took the stage in a Prada dress to present the first award of the night, but comically stumbled when she reached the microphone. “Two things,” Streep said. “I forgot my glasses, clearly. And the envelope.” Those problems were quickly rectified when her former onscreen assistants Blunt and Hathaway joined her on stage. Blunt brought the envelope, while Hathaway brought Streep’s glasses. Fans of the movie might have noticed that Hathaway wore a cerulean blue dress, perhaps a reference Streep’s iconic speech in the movie where she informs Andy Sachs that she only wears blue because the fashion industry told her too. Jeremy Allen White won the category for “The Bear”, which also took home the prize for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series over Streep and colleagues for “Only Murders in the Building”. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.

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Jan
05
2024

Happy New Year everybody. At the Palm Springs Film Awards on Thursday night, Meryl Streep made a rare public appearance and heaped some big praise on Barbie in the process. Streep, who was on hand at the event to present Carey Mulligan with the International Star Award, took the stage following the presentation of an earlier award to Billie Eilish and Finneas for their hit song “What Was I Made For?” Before presenting to Mulligan, Streep told the duo, “I just want to say to Billie and Finneas that you have delivered the Barbie love bomb. You’ve saved the movies last summer and all of our jobs. You’ve delivered joy to countless generations and genders of people, and you should surf that wave kids, until you’re old and deserve to be jaded like me.” The Hollywood Reporter has a lengthy article on Streep’s appearance with more quotes. A video of Meryl’s speech has been added with many thanks to EvaSofie. Pictures from the ceremony have been added to the photo gallery.

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