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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.
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.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – “Slave Play” Broadway Re-Opening Night
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.
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)
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.
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?!
In today’s The New York Times, Meryl Streep explains how she prepared to play a fictional (and not especially competent) U.S. president in Adam McKay’s apocalyptic satire “Don’t Look Up.” Who would you turn to if you learned a comet was on a collision course with Earth and decisive action was required to prevent the extinction of all life on this planet? If your first thought was Meryl Streep, you have made both an excellent and terrible choice. In “Don’t Look Up,” from the writer-director Adam McKay (“The Big Short,” “Vice”), two scientists played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence find themselves facing this end-of-the-world scenario and must turn to a United States government led by the fictional President Orlean for assistance. The good news (for the movie, which will reach theaters on Dec. 10 and Netflix on Dec. 24) is that Orlean is played by Streep, the venerated film and TV star; the bad news (for humanity) is that Orlean is a self-centered scoundrel who cares a great deal about her public image but little to nothing about running the country. Orlean is one of several malefactors in “Don’t Look Up,” a social satire that McKay wrote about climate change but that he fully expects will be interpreted as a commentary on the pandemic. The president is also a character whose many faults and shortcomings Streep delighted in bringing to life, and she credits McKay for giving her and her co-stars the latitude to indulge in awfulness. The complete article can be read over at The New York Times. Two pictures from the article and another new picture from Empire Magazine have been added to the photo gallery.
There are some wonderful remaining pictures from the scans updates of the last couple of weeks, including clippings from public appearances in the 1980s and 1990s (including some lesser-known events worth a revisit) and some fantastic additional editorial photography. So, let’s wrap the Scan Sunday with this collection of “leftovers” :-)
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1993 – Session 02
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1992 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Editorial Photography – 1981 – Session 06
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – “Music of the Heart” Premiere
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 56th Venice Film Festival – Photocall
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1999 – 71st Annual Academy Awards – After-Party
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Motion Picture Club Luncheon
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Sighting at Walt Disney World Resort
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1998 – Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 1994 – Chec Benefit Gala
A great batch of additional production and promotional stills from a great deal of Meryl Streep’s earlier films have been added. Many of those have been new to me, so I hope you’ll find some rarities for yourself among them. For a complete overview, have a look at the list below.
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Let Them All Talk – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Let Them All Talk – Posters & Key-Art
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Hours – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Music of the Heart – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – Dancing at Lughnasa – Production Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – Stills
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The Bridges of Madison County – Promotional Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The River Wild – On-Set Pictures
Photo Gallery – Career Photography – The House of the Spirits – On-Set Pictures
We’ve come to our very last Scan Sunday – at least for now. Once again, many thanks to Alvaro for submitting all these fantastic articles and reviews. With this update, we cover everything between 2010’s box office hit “It’s Complicated”, the Oscar-winning “The Iron Lady” to the most recent “Let Them All Talk”. Among these updates are some fantastic new cover stories as well. As always, check the complete list below the images for all latest additions. Enjoy reading and have a wonderful Sunday.
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Premiere (France, May 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Le Telegramme (France, April 20, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Madame Figaro (France, April 16, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Télé Cable Sat (France, June 17, 2019)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Liberation (France, January 24, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Mujer Hoy (Spain, January 02, 2018)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Wall Street Journal (USA, August 16, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The New York Times (USA, August 15, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, January 24, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Guide (United Kingdom, January 18, 2014)
We’re at our second to last Scan Sunday, covering the “box office years” with lots of new articles and reviews on “Mamma Mia”, “Doubt”, “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated”. For a complete list of added magazines, have a look at the previews below. Enjoy reading and have a great Sunday.
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – ES Magazine (Spain, December 20, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Caras (Brasil, December 19, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Entertainment Weekly (USA, December 18, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 08, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – O Estado de Sao Palo (Brasil, October 08, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Ciak Festival di Roma (Italy, October 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, September 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Camden New Journal (United Kingdom, September 10, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Rolling Stone (Spain, September 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, July 31, 2009)