Simply Streep is your premiere source on Meryl Streep's work on film, television and in the theatre - a career that has won her three Academy Awards and the praise to be one of the world's greatest working actresses. Created in 1999, we have built an extensive collection to discover Miss Streep's work through an archive of press articles, photos and video clips. Enjoy your stay.
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Jan
07
2013

“A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle For a Living Planet” is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Isabel Allende, Ashley Judd and Van Jones, the film tells vivid stories about people fighting – and succeeding – against enormous odds.

A Fierce Green Fire can educate and inspire new generations; energize activists; give purpose to the movement; even shape its identity going forward. We’re committed to spending two years working with groups large and small – not just doing screenings and sales to their members and partners, but using the film as a tool for campaigning around an array of issues. Already we are discussing plans with Lois Gibbs’ CHEJ; the Sierra Club and its chapters; NRDC; 350.org; the National Wildlife Federation, which reaches into the heartland; local groups fighting fracking in Pennsylvania and New York; Eradicating Ecocide, a campaign to make environmental damage an international crime; Waterkeeper Alliance and International Rivers; Greenpeace and Oregon Wild; Occupy groups and Imazon in Brazil; food and water activists… the list goes on.

Nov
17
2012

More media on Wednesday’s C2C Innovation Institute Gala (see below) has emerged with a video transcript of Meryl’s speech to her friend William McDonough and an interview she gave to Fresh Dialogues. The first thing that strikes you about Meryl Streep is her grace and poise. She glided into the throng of green designers and architects gathered at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Gala in San Francisco this week, completely unruffled by the crush of fans; the flash of smart phones; and the fierce security guards.

Yet instantly, like a chameleon, Streep can switch from serene queen of the movies to cozy confidante. I found myself standing next to her and shook her hand. As you know, she’s renowned for her authentic accents in every exotic role she’s played, so I asked her, “Can you do a good Scottish accent?” She immediately leaned over and whispered in my ear, “I love the way they say murdererrrr!” Rolling those r’s as only a lass from Scotland – or Meryl Streep – can do. Then she laughed with that infectious burst of effervescence. Now that would make even The Iron Lady melt a wee bit. But enough trivia. The best part is, I found her later that evening and she agreed to a Fresh Dialogues interview. We had a lively conversation about her green design guru and close friend William McDonough; and why she’s become an activist for the environment. Enjoy her hilarious tribute to McDonough and check out the highlights of her interview over at Fresh Dialogues.

Nov
05
2012

Entertainment Tonight is currently adding some fantastic vintage interviews to its site. A most recent addition is Meryl’s 1983 press room interview at the 1983 Academy Awards, after winning Best Actress for “Sophie’s Choice”. It’s a short but funny interview in which she talks about the film, her pregnancy and previous remarks on not to win. You can watch the full clip in the video archive, screencaptures have been added to the image library. Thanks to everybody for the heads-up.

Oct
11
2012

The Hamptons International Film Festival has published a video of Meryl Streep’s appearance at this year’s honoring of costume designer Ann Roth with a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as reported earlier this week. To honor her colleage, Meryl reads a poem called “Ode to Ann”, which she wrote during her flight to the festival. You can watch her very funny appearance in the video archive. Thanks to everybody for the heads-up.

Oct
09
2012

Three new clips have been added to the video archive. First, a new public service announcement for the Center for Reproductive Rights. You can learn more about their recent campaign at their official website. Then, a report by CBS Evening News on the Charlie Foundation benefit, featuring an interview with Meryl. Thanks to the Charlie Foundation for the upload. The third clip is a blast from the past – a 1998 report on the Los Angeles premiere of “One True Thing”, including an interview with Meryl, and her first meeting with Reba McEntire, in which she thanks the singer for stepping in to sing “I’m Checking Out” at the Academy Awards 1991, when Meryl was pregnant and couldn’t attend. Credit for the clip goes to kegel80. Enjoy the new clips.

Sep
18
2012

Three new clips have been added to the video archive. The first is 1991 report to promote the theatrical release of “Postcards from the Edge”, featuring interviews with Meryl and Shirley MacLaine. The second clip is a profile on Meryl’s career by CBS Sunday Morning and the releases of “One True Thing” and “Dancing at Lughnasa” (including footage from the Telluride Film Festival as well). In the third video interview, Meryl talks about “Music of the Heart”, her preparation and the making of the film. Enjoy.

Aug
19
2012

Yesterday, the CBS special “Teacher’s Rock” honored America’s educators with personal recollections from music stars Dave Grohl, Usher, Adam Levine and James Valentine (of Maroon 5) and by actors including three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, LL COOL J, Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Pauley Perrette, Jennifer Garner, Jack Black and Morgan Freeman, among others. The video of Meryl’s video message, recalling her own favorite teacher, can be watched in the video archive. Thanks to Tina for originally uploading it.

Aug
11
2012

Meryl’s full appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” has been added to the image library. I haven’t seen this show before, but it was fun seeing Meryl doint an interview that didn’t feature the standard questions. She talked and joked about her co-stars, reviewed some of her past films and of course promoted “Hope Springs”. This is definately worth a watch. Captures from the interview have been added to the photo gallery as well, check the previews below.

Since “Watch What Happens Live” has been the last talkshow appearance to promote the release of “Hope Springs”, why not rewind her latest appearances – there’s a collection of all “Hope Springs” related talkshows on the sidebar with links to full videos, captures and comments. Enjoy.

Aug
09
2012

On August 05, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell and director David Frankel participated in the Apple Store SoHo’s “Meet the Filmmakers” series to talk about “Hope Springs”. You can grab the podcast for free at the store’s iTunes. The conversation panel can be now watched in the video archive.

Aug
09
2012

The full interview with Meryl and Tommy Lee Jones on “The View” has been broadcast yesterday and has been added to the video archive, alongside captures from the show in the image library. It’s, as always, a very funny and charming interview, so be sure to check it. Up next is the Apple Store conversation panel, so stay tuned.