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Sep
13
2023

As Meryl didn’t appear in the last two episodes of “Only Murders in the Building”, we’re only three episodes away from the season finale – fingers crossed she’ll be seen in more than one of the remaining episodes. In the meantime, here’s an article on her turn as Loretta Durkin by The Atlantic, with many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up: Meryl Streep, who joined the show’s starry ensemble this season, just might be the most eccentric guest star yet. Her character, Loretta Durkin, is, unlike Streep, a struggling actress who has lived in the same shabby apartment for decades and finally gets a break by being cast in Death Rattle, a new show by Oliver, who is a theater director staging his Broadway comeback. In almost every scene in which she appears, Loretta is the picture of warmth: her hair in braids, a shawl or cardigan draped around her shoulders, looking the way she did as a little girl (as we see in flashbacks). The show has, in its latest episode, positioned her as its newest primary suspect in the murder of her castmate Ben (Paul Rudd). But Loretta is more than another potentially guilty party being played by a notable name. In Streep’s hands, she helps make Only Murders a show worth watching more closely, and not just for the slow drip of clues or the charm of its lead cast. The complete article can be read over at The Atlantic. A couple of new production stills from the previous episodes have been added as well.

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Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Production Stills

Sep
01
2023

Screencaptures from Tuesday’s fifth episode of “Only Murders in the Building” have been added to the photo gallery. The episode was accompanied by a Variety article on the many, many easter eggs of Loretta’s (terribly cluttered) apartment, which pay tribute to Streep’s career. Hulu has put one clip from the episode on Youtube, which you can find in the video archive – and a nice batch of additional magazine scans and reviews covering the previous episodes have been added to the gallery as well, with many thanks to Alvaro for sending them in. As always, many thanks to M as well for providing the screencaptures. Enjoy.

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Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E05: Ah, Love

Aug
19
2023

On the latest episode, Meryl Streep teamed up on “Look for the Light,” written by Sara Bareilles in collaboration with “Dear Evan Hansen” powerhouses Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Bareilles told The New York Times last week that she relished the chance to “tailor” the song to Streep’s “strengths. There was so much tenderness in Meryl’s vulnerability. She let that speak through her singing.” Pasek and Paul agree. “Her performance in this number is equal parts emotional, tender, vulnerable and filled with her signature quiet strength,” they tell PEOPLE Magazine. “It’s incredibly unoriginal but nonetheless very true to say that when the opportunity to work with Meryl comes along, you just jump.” Her performance with Ashley Park can be found in the video archive. Screencaptures from the episode have been added to the photo gallery, with many thanks to M for the contribution. Enjoy your weekend.

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Photo Gallery – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E03: Grab Your Hankies

Aug
12
2023

The season-three premiere of “Only Murders in the Building” begins by smartly broadening the world of the show beyond the walls of its titular structure to the Broadway stage, where Oliver (Martin Short) is directing a new play. For this reason, we’re introduced to Streep’s character, actress Loretta Durkin, by way of a voice-over from Charles (Steve Martin) that clues us in on her backstory. We see how she fell in love with theater as a young child, leading her to a life as a struggling actress trudging through endless rejection with the hopes of one day finally being seen and hearing the magic words “Where have you been?” Screencaptures from the premiere episode have been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to M for sending them in.

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Photo Gallery – Career – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – S03E01: The Show Must Go On

Aug
12
2023

We’re two episodes into the highly anticipated third season of “Only Murders in the Building”, and while promotion for the show has been cancelled due to the strike, at least there have been plenty of reviews in print, most of them very positive towards the series and Meryl’s appearance. A great batch of international articles has been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to my friend Alvaro. Enjoy reading.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, September 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Good Housekeeping (United Kingdom, September 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Closer Magazine (USA, August 14, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – People Magazine (USA, August 14, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Kronen Zeitung (Austria, August 10, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Guardian (United Kingdom, August 09, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Washington Post (USA, August 08, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV Sorrisi e Canzoni (Italy, August 08, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – USA Today (USA, August 08, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Heat Magazine (United Kingdom, August 05, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Super Tele (Spain, August 05, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Lowell Sun (USA, August 05, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV & Satellie Week (United Kingdom, August 05, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – TV Times (United Kingdom, August 05, 2023)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Weekend Magazine (United Kingdom, August 05, 2023)

Jul
27
2023

Only Murders in the Building has just lifted the veil on the season 3 trailer, showing us the impressive cast joining Selena Gomez, Martin Short and Steve Martin for another round of mystery. The season 3 trailer shows us that we’ll be treated to the before and after of Paul Rudd’s character’s death, also revealing that there’s a lot of animosity between the cast of Oliver’s play. Specifically between Ben and Loretta Durkin we might add, played by none other than the legendary Meryl Streep. We’re going to have to wait and find out to see if the show has cast Meryl Streep as the killer, but it turns out that the iconic actress herself didn’t even know if she was the one to bump off Paul Rudd or not. The show’s boss John Hoffman told Deadline: “Throughout out the season, we keep the scripts pretty tight, even with our main cast. I loved watching Meryl be attuned to that and come to that in some way throughout season 3. “She kept on wondering, ‘Am I going to die? Am I going to be the murderer?’ She had to know what was coming up next, it was funny.”

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Only Murders in the Building – Screencaptures – Trailer

Jul
19
2023

We’re only three weeks away from the season premiere of “Only Murders in the Building”. As Hollywood is on strike and actors will not participate in any kind of promotion for their recent work, it will be interesting to see how the studios will generate buzz for their recent shows without star power. For “Only Murders”, the official poster for season 3 has been revealed by Hulu, alongside a first production still of Meryl and Martin Short. Details have been kept tight on Meryl’s character or the duration of her performance throughout the season. Edit: Additional stills and character posters have been released, alongside the season’s official synopsis:

Season 3 of “Only Murders in the Building” follows Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez) as they dig deeper into a murder that takes place behind the scenes of a Broadway show. Ben Glenroy’s (Paul Rudd) Broadway debut is shortened after his sudden death, in which Charles, Oliver and Mabel band together to investigate. With the help of Ben’s co-star Loretta Durkin (Meryl Streep), the trio embarks on their toughest case yet as Oliver battles to keep this show on the road.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Only Murders in the Building – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Only Murders in the Building – Posters & Key-Art

Jul
16
2023

Remember “Extrapolations”? Scott Z. Burns’ highly anticipated anthology series for Apple TV+ on climate change with a galaxy of famous faces sat on the shelves for two years until it was released in March this year with zero promotion and just as much public interest. Meryl Streep’s top billing for the series turned out to be a two-scene cameo in the show’s second episode. It was a very disappointing affair for a show that tackles most of the most important issues of our time. It would have been great to learn more on why exactly this prestige project went so under the radar and why its topped billed stars chose not to speak about it ahead of its release. Maybe we have to wait a couple of years for this. In the meantime – better late than never – enjoy screencaptures of Meryl’s appearance, with many thanks to David for sending them in. Much appreciated.

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Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Extrapolations – Screencaptures – Episode 2: 2046: Whale Fall

Jul
14
2023

With the recently announced actor’s strike, we’re not going to see any promotional appearances in the coming weeks or months, which will definately affect next month’s premiere of “Only Murders in the Building”. We’ll see how this turns out. So in the meantime, let’s get used to our “From the Archives” category, which is keeping the site active throughout the year. A great big batch of additional public appearances pictures from 2001-2003 have been added – covering the timespan of Meryl’s “comeback” in the early 2000s with both “Adaptation” and “The Hours”. Can’t believe this is already more than 20 years ago. Enjoy the new additions and have a wonderful weekend.

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Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – New York Magazine Awards
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – Real Poems for Unreal Times Benefit
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – Backstage at “Talking Heads”
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 75th Annual Academy Awards – After-Party
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 75th Annual Academy Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 75th Annual Academy Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 56th British Academy Film Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 56th British Academy Film Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” Award
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 28th César Awards – Show
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Press Room
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2003 – 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards – Arrivals
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2002 – “The Hours” Premiere (Los Angeles)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2002 – “The Hours” Press Conference (Los Angeles)
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2002 – “Adaptation” Press Conference
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2002 – 9/11 Memorial Concert in Central Park
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2001 – “The World of Nick Adams” One-Night-Only Performance

Jul
07
2023

We’re exactly one month away from the premiere of “Only Murders in the Building”‘s third season, so fingers crossed there’ll be some new promotion ahead of us. In the meantime, a couple of past television appearances and promotional interviews have been updated with better resolution screencaptures, including most of her visits to “The Oprah Winfrey Show”. There are also screencaptures from her early appearances on “The View” – in various degrees of quality. They all came from compilations to celebrate the show’s recent anniversary, I’m afraid we’ll never be able to see those interviews in full. Some great finds to complete the archives nevertheless. A complete list of updates can be found below. Enjoy your weekend.

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Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2009 – The Oprah Winfrey Show (January 13, 2009)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2004 – The Oprah Winfrey Show (November 24, 2004)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2004 – Film 2004 with Jonathan Ross (November 06, 2004)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2004 – The View (August 04, 2004)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2004 – The Today Show (July 26, 2004)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 2002 – The Oprah Winfrey Show (November 11, 2002)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 1999 – “Music of the Heart” Press Junket (1999)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 1998 – The View (October 09, 1998)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 1998 – The Oprah Winfrey Show (October 08, 1998)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – 1998 – “One True Thing” Press Junket (July 29, 1998)
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – Making Of Screencaptures