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Jan 15
2022

While the film continues to divide audiences and critics, “Don’t Look Up” continues to climb the Netflix charts, this week officially becoming the streamer’s second most successful movie of all time. The film added 58.2 million hours viewed globally across the week January 2-9. That takes it to 321,520,000 total viewing hours since it debuted online December 24, meaning it has overtaken Bird Box (282,020,000 hours) as the second most popular pic on Netflix. The metrics are calculated by hours watched in a title’s first 28 days on the platform, when the vast majority of viewing hours are recorded. And Netflix continues to keep our interest in the film with much promotional material, such as additional featurettes and interviews being added in the last couple of days. Below you will find an overview of what has been added to the site, including a new lengthy video conversation with the cast which was conducted by Netflix in November. I’ve also added more articles and reviews with many thanks to my friend Alvaro. Enjoy the new additions.


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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, February 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Life & Style (USA, January 03, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – People Magazine (USA, January 03, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – US Weekly (USA, January 03, 2022)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Pittsburgh Post Gazette (USA, December 28, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Toronto Sun (Canada, December 27, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Milenio (Mexico, December 17, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 16, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Kronen Zeitung (Austria, December 16, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Caras (Argentina, December 15, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Dia (Spain, December 10, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Pais (Spain, December 10, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – ABC (Spain, December 10, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Washington Post (USA, December 10, 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Fotogramas (Spain, December 2021)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Total Film (United Kingdom, December 2021)

Jan 13
2022

The cast of “Don’t Look Up” – Cate Blanchett, Timothée Chalamet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariana Grande, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Lawrence, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Mescudi, Rob Morgan, Himesh Patel, Ron Perlman, Tyler Perry, Mark Rylance and Meryl Streep – has received a Screen Actors Guil Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a cast in a Motion Picture. The other nominated ensembles are from “Belfast”, “CODA”, “House of Gucci” and “King Richard”. With this nod, Meryl Streep continues to be the most nominated feature performer at the SAG Awards, with a current total running count of 19 – 17 for her film work, including a win in 2009 as Outstanding Female Actor in “Doubt” – and two for her television work, including a win in 2004 for “Angels in America”. The SAG Awards will be handed out on Feburary 27, 2022, although its unclear at the moment if a ceremony with attendees will take place.

Jan 05
2022

Happy New Year everybody. What better way to start 2022 with a rare television appearance I have been looking forever. In 1997, Meryl Streep attended The Rosie O’Donnell Show to promote the theatrical release of “Marvin’s Room”. Since last year, the show’s Youtube channel is uploading appearances from the beginning, and finally Meryl’s appearance has been featured in great video quality. There’s a second appearance to look forward to, since Meryl attended the show again in 1999 to promote “Music of the Heart”, but if the channel uploads daily in chronological order, we’re going to have to wait a couple more years for this :-) Alongside this great interview, a couple other older interviews have been added to the archives within the last week without further mention, so in case you haven’t seen them by now, explore some more great finds.


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Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – The Today Show (December 23, 2002)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – The Rosie O’Donnell Show (March 11, 1997)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – “Marvin’s Room” Press Junket (November 17, 1996)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Gente de Expressao (Brasil, August 21, 1993)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Entertainment Tonight (January 18, 1989)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Le Journal de 13h (May 13, 1989)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Entertainment Tonight (March 29, 1982)
Photo Gallery – TV & Online Appearances – Le Journal de 20h (April 15, 1980)

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”.


Related Media:

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.


Related Media:

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