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Jun
03
2024

For the world premiere of “Dream Requiem”, Canadian-American singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright has chosen to take over the Auditorium de Radio France for a one-off, not-to-be-missed show on Friday June 14, 2024 at 8pm. Described as “the amalgam of two musical and creative ideas, this “Dream Requiem” creation once again demonstrates Wainwright’s fascination with the Requiem form. Over the course of his career, Wainwright has written two operas, “Prima Donna” and “Hadrian”. For “Dream Requiem”, based on a text by Lord Byron and the Requiem Mass, and offered in Paris as a world premiere at the Maison de la Radio, Rufus Wainwright will be well surrounded. He will be accompanied by soprano Anna Prohaska, the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Chœur de Radio France and the Orchestre Philharmonie de Radio France, conducted by Mikko Franck. And that’s not all, as Radio France also announces the exceptional presence of Meryl Streep as recitalist. The actress will recite Lord Byron’s poem”Darkness”, written in July 1816. For those unable to attend, please note that this creation will be broadcast live on France Musique, on the France Musique website and on ARTE Concert. In addition, this exceptional concert “will be the subject of a recording to be released in autumn 2024 by Warner Classics/Erato”, says Radio France in a press release.

I am more than excited and grateful to announce that Meryl Streep will be performing in the world premiere of my Dream Requiem on June 14th at the Auditorium de Radio France alongside the great soprano Anna Prohaska and the orchestra and choir of Radio France under the baton of Mikko Franck. The concert will be broadcast live on France Musique and ARTE Concert. Like probably the rest of the world, I have admired Meryl Streep ever since I saw the first movie with her. I have had the pleasure of getting to know her personally over the last few years and apart from being the most incredible actress, she is also one of the most warm­ hearted human beings I know. To have her be part of the world creation of the Dream Requiem is an honour beyond anything I could have hoped for. Thank you, Meryl, for trusting me and giving your incomparable voice, heart and spirit to this piece. (Rufus Wainwright, June 03, 2024)

May
31
2024

A couple more press articles covering Meryl’s visit to the Cannes Film Festival have been added, once again with many thanks to Alvaro. A complete list can be found below.

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May
20
2024

Meryl Streep’s appearance at the 77th Cannes Film Festival has drawn quite some attention in the international press. With many thanks to my friend Alvaro, a big batch of international articles have been added, featuring scans from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Canada. For a complete list of updates, have a look at the list below. Enjoy reading.

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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – La Repubblica (Italy, May 15, 2024)
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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – The Daily Mirror (United Kingdom, May 15, 2024)
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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – The Irish Independent (Ireland, May 15-16, 2024)
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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – Diario del Alto Aragon (Spain, May 16, 2024)
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Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – Le Figaro (France, May 16, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – Liberation (France, May 16, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – The Guardian (United Kingdom, May 16, 2024)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – 2024 – The National Post (Canada, May 16, 2024)

May
15
2024

“The Three Questions” is written and illustrated by Jon J Muth and read by Meryl Streep. What is the best time to do things? Who is the most important one? What is the right thing to do? Nikolai knows that he wants to be the best person he can be, but often he is unsure if he is doing the right thing. So he goes to ask Leo, the wise turtle. When he arrives, the turtle is struggling to dig in his garden, and Nikolai rushes to help him. As he finishes work, a violent storm rolls in. Nikolai runs for Leo’s cottage, but on his way, he hears cries for help from an injured panda. Nikolai brings her in from the cold, and then rushes back outside to rescue her baby too. With stunning watercolors and a text that resounds with universal truths, this award-winning artist has based his first original story on one by Leo Tolstoy, transforming it into a timeless fable for young readers. You can watch all wonderful readings by the SAG-Aftra Foundation’s StorylineOnline on their official website.

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May
15
2024

Today, Hulu has released a teaser trailer for “Only Murders in the Building” season 4, revealing 10 new and returning stars as the show relocates to Hollywood for its next murder mystery. The teaser finds Charles, Oliver and Mabel grappling with Sazz’s death during the season 3 ending, and their investigation eventually takes them to Los Angeles. There are glimpses of cast additions Eugene Levy, Eva Longoria, Zach Galifianakis, Kumal Nanjiani and even Melissa McCarthy – whose roles are undisclosed, though they will likely be playing other suspects in Sazz’s murder. While much about the upcoming episodes remains a mystery, the release date has been revealed: August 27. You can find the teaser in the video archive, with a couple of screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.

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May
15
2024

All public appearances at the 77th Cannes Film Festival have been updated with additional pictures, including a new Q&A, which took place earlier today: Taking a broader look at the state of the industry, as France currently goes through its own #MeToo reckoning, Streep considered how significantly the film industry changed once women gained greenlight authority at the studios.

Before there were women in greenlight positions at studios, it was very hard for men to see themselves in a female protagonist. It was not difficult for the women executives to see themselves in a male protagonist, but the hardest thing — I’ve said this 150,000 times — the hardest thing is for a male to live through the female in a movie who’s the lead,” Streep said during the Q&A. “They just didn’t get it. The first movie I ever made where a man came up to me afterwards and said ‘I know how you felt’ was “Devil Wears Prada.’ It was more than one man who came and said ‘I know how you felt, I know what it’s like to be the one to take the decisions and nobody understands you.’ That was fascinating to me.

After an extended standing ovation at the top of the Q&A, Streep talked through her first experience at the Cannes Film Festival back in 1989, where she would go on to win the best actress award for “A Cry in the Dark.” She remembered not feeling “safe” there. “I needed maybe a dozen [bodyguards] the first time I came here because, in the olden days, I don’t know, there wasn’t the same security. All the barriers weren’t there… it was insane. I almost didn’t recover from that. I couldn’t believe how wild it was. So that was 35 years ago. It’s changed a lot, the world has changed a lot,” Streep said. When asked further about this, she said it’s tied back to how she doesn’t consider herself a “rock star” and instead has a “life that is filled with things that are not hyperbolic like that.”

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May
15
2024

Meryl Streep did quite some press during her stay at the Cannes Film Festival (see following updates). Among the biggest scoop might be Deadline‘s Baz Bamigboye chat with Streep about the chances of being part of “Mamma Mia! 3”: The acting legend, honored with an Honorary Palme d’Or at an emotional presentation Tuesday night during the Cannes Film Festival’s opening ceremony the Grand Théâtre Lumière, confirmed that “of course, I want to do it,” but first she wants to hear how producer Judy Craymer has resolved the issue of how Streep’s character Donna Sheridan can return for MM3 when it was revealed during the during the 2018 sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again that Donna had died. Will there be some sort of resurrection, I wondered. “I don’t know how they’re going to do it. They have an idea. I haven’t heard it yet but it’s in [my diary] and I’m going to hear about it pretty soon,” the three-time Oscar-winning star told me when I went to chat with her at the festival’s opening-night Dîner d’ Ouverture at a splendidly renovated and refurbished Palm Beach. “Of course I want to do it. I think folks love it,” she added. Her longtime agent, CAA’s Kevin Huvane, seated next to her, cautioned, “We’re optimistic about it.” And he noted Universal’s keenness to get it made. Streep regrets letting Here We Go Again slip through her fingers, appearing in it just briefly. But she had a bundle of fun on the set meeting up again with the likes of Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper.

May
14
2024

An emotional Meryl Streep was greeted by a thunderous two-minute standing ovation. The 74-year-old Oscar winner was so overcome with emotion that she first pretended to walk off the stage, but eventually began to dance to the applause. Juliette Binoche, herself emotional, presented the award to Streep, saying: “When I see you on the screen, I don’t see you … Where does it come from? Were you born like this? I don’t know, but there’s a believer in you; a believer that allows me to believe. You changed the way we look at cinema.” In her speech, Streep thanked Cannes for welcoming her back after 35 years. She said that watching the ceremony’s retrospective clips of her career was “like looking out the window of a bullet train, watching my youth fly into my middle age right onto where I am standing on this stage tonight. So many faces and so many places that I remember.” Streep said that the last time she was at Cannes, “I was already a mother of three, I was about to turn 40 and I thought that my career was over.” “That was not an unrealistic expectation for actresses at that time. And the only reason that I’m here tonight and that it continued is because of the very gifted artists with whom I’ve worked, including Madame La President,” she said, gesturing to jury president Greta Gerwig. Streep ended her speech by saying that she is “just so grateful that you haven’t gotten sick of my face and you haven’t gotten off the train.” Pictures from the arrivals, ceremony and add-ons from the photocall have been added to the photo gallery.

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May
14
2024

A few hours ago, Meryl Streep has arrived at the 77th Cannes Film Festival’s photocall for her Honorary Palme d’Or accolade, which will be handed out during the opening ceremony later this evening. A great batch of pictures from the photocall have been added to the photocall. Make sure to check back later for pictures from the ceremony.

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May
11
2024

We’re heading into an amazing week. On Tuesday, Meryl Streep will be the guest of honor at the Cannes Film Festival’s opening night. And today, Hulu has posted a teaser on their social media pages, promising us “exciting news coming next week from the Arconia! We can’t wait to share with you” – which could mean a release date for season 4, or a teaser trailer. We’re about to find out. The post was accompanied by an on-set picture from season 4, featuring Martin Short and Meryl Streep.

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