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Created in 1999, Simply Streep is your premiere online resource on Meryl Streep's extensive work on film, television and the theatre - a career that is unmatched in modern film and that has won her numerous accolades, including three Academy Awards, and the praise to be one of the world's greatest working actresses. At Simply Streep, we have built an extensive collection to discover Miss Streep's work through an archive of press articles, pictures and videos, alongside information on the charities and causes she supports. There is much to discover, so enjoy your stay.
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Dec 26
2021

Ok, one more update for this year :-) Screencaptures from “Don’t Look Up” have been added to the photo gallery. Adam McKay’s film is out on Netflix since Christmas – it’s outrageously entertaining and not funny at the same time, because if a comet was ever to hit the Earth, this is how it would play out. Nothing feels out of place, and yet everything is quite unbelievable. A smart film which should be seen as a metaphor on climate change and can be seen as a metaphor on our ongoing pandemic, and it features great performances from everybody involved, some over the top, some very real in their depair. So if you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to watch “Don’t Look Up”.


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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Don’t Look Up – Screencaptures

Dec 23
2021

This will be my last update for this year, so I’d like to thank all visitors and friends to the site for yet another year of updating Meryl Streep’s career – this year was special, not only due to our second round with COVID, but since there were 11 months of nothing and then one month of jam-packed promotion for “Don’t Look Up” (which will be released on Netflix Christmas Day, as we all know :-) As a present for the Holidays I have re-capped 8 of Meryl’s films in glorious Blu-Ray quality, replacing the previously added DVD screencaptures. There are some great finds with the Blu-Ray premieres for “The Seduction of Joe Tynan” and “Still of the Night” – and many of your fan favorites, including “Mamma Mia”, “It’s Complicated”, “Hope Springs” and “Into the Woods”. Enjoy the screncaptures – and have a blessed time over the Holidays with your loved ones, much health and all the best for 2022. It can only get better :-) See you next year.


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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Into the Woods – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – August: Osage County – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Hope Springs – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – It’s Complicated – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Mamma Mia – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The River Wild – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Still of the Night – Blu-Ray Screencaptures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Seduction of Joe Tynan – Blu-Ray Screencaptures

Dec 16
2021

We’re in for a special treat today, as Entertainment Weekly reveals a new cover featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, a lengthy interview with the cast of the crew as well as a half-hour table interview – all to be found on their website: In a 36th floor meeting room at New York’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel in early December, writer-director Adam McKay is telling lies about Meryl Streep to Leonardo DiCaprio ahead of a star-studded Around the Table panel for his just-released movie Don’t Look Up. “The crazy thing is that she does DJ sets at the ESPN Zone in Times Square three nights a week,” says the Big Short filmmaker to an amused DiCaprio, who is sitting between McKay and his pregnant Don’t Look Up costar Jennifer Lawrence. “What I respect is that she still uses decks,” adds Jonah Hill, joining in the improvisational fun. “She’s digging in the crates. She mashed-up AC/DC and Ludacris!” Streep herself is also present and breaks off chatting with Tyler Perry (hey, we told you this panel was star-studded!) to tongue-in-cheekedly growl her response to this entertaining nonsense. “I know a lot more about DJ-ing than you people think!” says the triple Oscar-winner. The ease with which these panelists riff with each other is a holdover from the making of the film, which McKay directed with his usual improv-encouraging style, and the bonds they formed during its production in the pre-vaccine pandemic. As McKay says, “This was a movie like no other movie I’ve ever been involved in. I actually get moved about how we all rallied together.”

STREEP: I found it really hard. I didn’t feel funny in the lockdown. When I would come in to shoot my stuff, [I’d] get out of the car and hadn’t spoken to anybody in three weeks. [I’d] walk into the stadium in Worcester, put on the wig and the nails and the suit, and make a speech to all these people. I just lost it. I forgot how to act, I forgot what I was about. It sort of dismantles your humanity, to be isolated like that. But thank god for Jonah, because he kept us laughing [Streep is informed by EW’s audio engineer that her microphone has fallen off dress]

HILL: Dude, you interrupted the part where she was saying I was sick! What the f—?

MCKAY: Alright, Meryl, pick it up from saying, “Jonah was a joy who brought us all together.”

STREEP: Jonah was a f—ing nightmare and ruined everything of mine and if I work again, it’s a miracle.

Dec 08
2021

Lots and lots of updates today as the promotional tour for “Don’t Look Up” has been in full swing. On Monday, there were two additional press conferences / Q&As in New York, hosted by the Critics Choice and the Paris Theatre. Apparently, there was a third Q&A on Sunday, but I haven’t figured out where this took place (if you know more, drop me a line :-) On Tuesday, Meryl and Jonah Hill were guests on The Today Show. Netflix has released a big batch of character posters for the film. Additionally, more pictures from the New York premiere as well as from Broadway’s re-opening of “Slave Play” have been added to the photo gallery.


Moving on to the videos, new interviews from the premiere, with Entertainment Tonight have been added. Leonardo DiCaprio and Meryl participated in a virtual press junket for the film, with a first clip being posted and hopefully many more to follow. Then, videos from the mentioned press conferences and from the Today Show appearance have been added as well. All updates are listed below. Enjoy all the new clips and pictures.


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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Don’t Look Up Q&A at Paris Theatre
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Don’t Look Up Critics Choice Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Don’t Look Up – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – The Today Show (December 07, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – Entertainment Tonight (December 06, 2021)

Video Archive – Talkshows – The Today Show (2021)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Don’t Look Up Q&A at Paris Theatre (2021)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Don’t Look Up Critics Choice Press Conference (2021)
Video Archive – Career Videos – Don’t Look Up – Virtual Press Junket
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2021)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Don’t Look Up New York Premiere (2021)

Dec 06
2021

Yesterday, Meryl Streep joined Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Jonah Hill and the crew of “Don’t Look Up” for the film’s world premiere at Lincoln Center in New York City. Many pictures from the red carpet have been added to the photo gallery. Apparently, there was another screening and Q&A session for the film on Sunday, so check back later for more information on that as well. In the meantime, enjoy the new pictures.


Additionally to the pictures, three video clips from the premiere have been uploaded as well – red carpet interviews with Access Hollywood and Extra as well as a clip from Adam McKay and the cast on the stage after the film’s screening.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Don’t Look Up Premiere (New York)
Video Archive – News Segments – Extra (December 06, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments- Access Hollywood (December 06, 2021)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – 2021 – Don’t Look Up New York Premiere

Dec 05
2021

Fantastic news to look forward to this Sunday. Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio and director Adam McKay talk about the Netflix production “Don’t Look Up”, their careers and more in an interview with correspondent Tracy Smith for “CBS Sunday Morning,” to be broadcast December 5 on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. The film has an all-star cast and revolves around a scientist (DiCaprio) trying to warn the world that a comet is heading toward Earth and will destroy the planet. Streep plays the president who won’t take him seriously. The comet is a metaphor for climate change with the world split between believers and skeptics. But can a movie make a difference? “Hopefully,” DiCaprio told Smith. “But at this point, I’m a Debbie Downer with the system. So, you’re asking the wrong guy. To me, it’s about a little less, you know, conversation, and a lot more action.” The film was shot at the height of the pandemic’s impact on the entire world, which made it more meaningful to DiCaprio: “And that’s why it connected with this screenplay that was about the climate crisis that we’re all going to go through – we’re all going to feel the ramifications of this,” he said. “And what we’re seeing right now, with the wildfires and the massive hurricanes and all these catastrophes, doesn’t get better than this, okay? … It doesn’t get better than this. It slowly becomes worse.” Edit: You can now watch the full segment below and in the video archive, while screencaptures have been uploaded to the photo gallery.

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Video Archive – Television Specials – CBS Sunday Morning (2021)
Photo Gallery – Television & Online Appearances – CBS Sunday Morning (December 05, 2021)

Dec 03
2021

On Thursday, Meryl Streep was among the many guests to congratulate Jeremy O. Harris at Broadway’s re-opening night of “Slave Play”. According to W Magazine and their coverage of the after-party, the provocative production made Tony Awards history with 12 nominations and established Harris as a critical darling. Naturally, there was an after-party, and the scene at Tao Downtown in New York City following the show at August Wilson Theater appears to have been almost pre-pandemic. (Harris noted that negative Covid-19 tests were required on Twitter.) A couple of pictures from the after-party have been added to the photo gallery.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – “Slave Play” Broadway Re-Opening Night

Nov 26
2021

We’re only two weeks away from the theatrical release of “Don’t Look Up” (and less than a month from its Netflix premiere on December 24) and the first batch of news outlets have been published. Alongside reviews from Entertainment Weekly, People and The Denver Post, there’s a lovely new cover story from the Polish Pani magazine. Unfortunately I have only found the cover, maybe some of our Polish visitors can help out with the article :-) Thanks to Alvaro for sending in the mentioned reviews. Enjoy your weekend.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2021 – Pani Magazine (Poland, December 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2021 – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, December 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2021 – The Denver Post (USA, November 19, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2021 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, November 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2021 – People Magazine (USA, September 20, 2021)

Nov 19
2021

It’s been a long time since we read a sentence that started with “Meryl Streep has attended…” but here we go :-) On Wednesday and Thursday, Meryl Streep has attended two Los Angeles screenings and Q&As for “Don’t Look Up”, hosted by Tastemaker and BAFTA L.A. While there aren’t many pictures from both screenings, there are some, and you can find them in the photo gallery. Edit: A third screening took place at the Bruin Theater in West Hollywood. Pictures have been added as well.


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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – “Don’t Look Up” Bruin Theater Screening
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – “Don’t Look Up” BAFTA Screening Series Q&A
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – “Don’t Look Up” Screening hosted by Tastemaker

Nov 16
2021

Netflix has released the full trailer for the upcoming “Don’t Look Up”, and it looks like we’re in for a very entertaining ride this Christmas Day. Two upcoming screenings for the film have been announced to take place in Los Angeles on November 17 and 18, which will be followed by Q&As attended by Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence. Alongside the trailer, we also have the full synopsis and official poster.

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem – it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Don’t Look Up – Screencaptures – Trailer
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Don’t Look Up – Posters & Key Art