Jul 11
2018

“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” will be released around the world next week. In the past couple of days, lots of new clips, featurettes and interviews with the cast and crew have been published, unfortunately none of them features Meryl Streep. The “big question” still seems to be if Donna is dead or alive in the sequel/prequel to 2008’s mega hit. The more important question might be just how much of a part she is in the film – after all, her name is featured on the poster and she has participated in the promotional press junket as featured in the promotional clips. I guess we have to wait and find out ourselves next week. In the meantime, I’ve compiled a list of all promotional videos, which I’m sure you’re eager to see, with or without Meryl. “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” releases theaters on July 18 in Europe and July 20 in the United States.

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Jun 28
2018

Universal Pictures has a nice surprise for us today. While the promotion for “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” has already started with a bunch of (more or less dreadful) tunes by the younger cast, we now have the first official featurette with a focus on Cher’s character, and – surprise, Meryl Streep’s in it as well, talking about her former and current co-star. So, nevermind if Donna Sheridan is dead or alive, Meryl has participated in the official promotion and I’m sure there’s much more to come. The featurette can be watched below and in our video archive. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.

May 09
2018

The final trailer for “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!”, the sequel to the Broadway musical turned blockbuster starring Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan shot on the Croatian island of Vis, is now out. Mamma Mia 2 will hit cinemas on 20 July and on Tuesday the final trailer, which features some great shots of Vis, came out. The sequel was filmed in September and October last year on the island of Vis for 24 days, with more than 270 Croatian film professionals and extras engaged. Along with the original cast including Meryl Streep, Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, the sequel also features Lily James, Josh Dylan, Jeremy Irvine, Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn. Universal Pictures released the first trailer in December last year, followed by another teaser earlier this year. Vis plays the part of a Greek island in the film. Check out the final trailer above and in the video archive.

Mar 05
2018

During tonight’s Oscar broadcast (check the following update for more on the ceremony), Disney released a first teaser for “Mary Poppins Returns” during the commercial breaks. While it doesn’t feature Meryl and only gives a glimpse of Mary Poppins herself (I know, that’s why they call them teasers :-) the trailer gives a good idea of what to expect from Rob Marshall’s film, which is hitting theaters this Christmas. You can watch it below or in the video archive.

Mar 03
2018

The great joy of maintaining an archive like Simply Streep is finding an old blast from the past you have been looking forever. Even better to find something you didn’t even know existed! The German-french culture channel has a movie programme called “Abgedreht” or “Personne Ne Bouge” and this week’s episode is all about Meryl Streep, featuring bits from a very rare appearance on Michael Parkinson’s talkshow in October 1981 to promote the theatrical release of “The French Lieutenant’s Woman”. You can watch the full programme, which runs 35 minutes, either in German or in French on the Arte website. The “Parkinson” bit can be found in the video archive as well as screencaptures in the photo gallery. Enjoy.

Jan 15
2018

While there’s still material coming out of the promotion tours in the United Kingdom ad France, the “Post” team is already attending the Italian promotion for the film. That’s what I call a comprehensive press tour. Today, they were at a press conference and photocall in Milan, after attending the Italian talkshow “Che tempo che fa” on Sunday. The full 53 minute interview can be watched in the video archive. Also today, “Lorraine” aired an interview segment with Tom and Meryl. Everything has been added, either to the photo gallery or the video archive, so have a look at the latest additions below.


Related Media:

Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – “The Post” Photocall (Milan)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – Taping of “Che Tempo Che Fa”
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – National Board of Review Awards
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – 2018 – Lorraine (January 15, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Television Appearances – 2018 – Che tempo che fa (January 14, 2018)

Video Archive – Public Appearances – “The Post” press conference (Italy)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Lorraine (2018)
Video Archive – Talkshows – Che tempo che fa (2018)
Video Archive – News Segments – The Andrew Marr Show (2018)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – “The Post” Paris Premiere (2018)

Jan 14
2018


After the London promotion and just squeezed in before visiting Italy, the “Post” crew has visited Paris, France on Saturday. First, there was a half-hour press conference, which can be watched in its entirity in the video archive. In the evening, Streep, Hanks and Spielberg gathered for the premiere at the Cinema UGC Normandie. Many thanks to Mouza for contributing many pictures.

Jan 13
2018

Lots of new video clips have been added to the archive. In case you have missed it, there are interviews from the Palms Springs Film Festival and the red carpets of the Golden Globe Awards and National Board of Review Awards. There’s also a new featurette on “The Post” including a newly taped interview with Meryl, as well as interviews with her and Tom Hanks on CNN’s Amanpour and ITV News during the UK promotion. A full video of the London press conference has been added as well. There seems to be bad news as well – as the Graham Norton Show has aired this evening, Tom Hanks was there but Meryl Streep was not. I don’t think she’ll appear next week instead, but I haven’t seen it yet so I don’t know if her absence was mentioned. Nevertheless, these new clips should provide you with plenty of Meryl, so enjoy the new additions.


Related Media:

Video Archive – News Segments – ITV News (2018)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – “The Post” London press conference (2018)
Video Archive – Public Career – The Post – Featurettes 02
Video Archive – News Segments – CNN Amanpour (2018)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2018)
Video Archive – News Segments – E! Live from the Red Carpet (2018)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Palms Springs Film Festival Q&A (2018)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – The Post Q&A at Facebook (2018)

Jan 09
2018

Earlier today, Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks were guests on “Ellen” to promote Friday’s theatrical release of “The Post”. They talked about the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey’s speech and played a little game of recreating each others most iconic roles – Forrest Gump, The Devil Wears Prada, Toy Story and The Iron Lady. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery. Tomorrow will see the London premiere of “The Post” and the taping of “The Graham Norton Show”, which will air Friday.

Jan 09
2018

Yesterday, Meryl Streep was a guest on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to promote the theatrical release of “The Post”. Among the interview’s highlights was Jimmy’s game to have Meryl list all of the films she has received an Oscar nomination for – her reaction to “A Cry in the Dark” is priceless – and she was nominated for the role. But see for yourself. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery as well.