More trivia: Glenn Close portrayed "Charity", in the US production of Barnum, opposite Jim Dale,Triva: Glenn has won three Tonys, but one of her earliest performances on Broadway was in the musical Rex.
I knew I liked her for a reason...Triva: Glenn has won three Tonys, but one of her earliest performances on Broadway was in the musical Rex.
Meryl Streep is one of my all time favourite actresses. I can't wait to see this movie as I can't wait to see a lot of her movies.
If she doesn't campaign to win an oscar that tells me she is in it for the love of acting as opposed to the thrill of 'Oscar glory'. I think that is pretty cool.
Colin Firth is another actor whose caliber in the field is amazing. Him winning for The King's Speech was thrilling to me.
Gotta make a shout out to Stanley Tucci too. He is usually cast in the supporting actor role, but so often to me, he is the best part of the movie.
And Streep does make jokes about how it has been so long since she won anything. I think winning is important to her. She's not above it.
Glenn Close (Wade, at that time, having been married to a rock musician) was undoubtedly the STAR of the W&M theater as a senior (though she started college late - I think she was 27 when she graduated), which was my freshman year.
The professor there at the time teaching playwriting classes had worked her quite a bit and was quoted as saying she was equally as gifted a writer as an actress - if indeed not more so.
"Skating fans are not a patient bunch." Dragonlady
I imagine as you get older, it becomes mundane to have to do that stuff lol. Her last several movies have been great. I think the only one I haven't seen is the one where she plays a nun? I can't remember the name of it but I believe the actor won the best actor oscar for his role... not sure on that though.
^ Thanks! I heard it was a fabulous movie but when I read the synopsis, I didn't want to see it. I really don't like those types of movies.
You have to be in the mood for it. I loved it but I like those kinds of movies. I think it is a love it or hate it type of movie. The ending is also left open so that could really bother some people.
"Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher
As for Meryl Streep, I'll probably take some flack for this but why would anyone consider her for the role of Margaret Thatcher when there are so many good British actresses in the right age range?
I believe the Thatcher movie is a project that Streep herself was actively involved in bringing it to the screen. Beside, even if the film wasn't a Streep's pet project, if I was an American movie studio aiming the film for the U.S. audience then Streep would naturally be at the top of my very short list. If Streep wasn't interested then maybe I might go for a Helen Mirren or Dame Judith Anderson.
The surprise is that Streep chose the Mama Mia's director for this project. She is a stage directory and did a hack job on Mama. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the film turns out to be very stage-bound, but maybe she had learned some film making skill since then.
I think I remember Streep giving a speech when she was past forty saying " Now that I am in my dotage..." --of course the theme was the lack of work for actresses once the hit middle age. I do think there are more roles now but I still get sick of film credits where you see starring actor, actress followed by several more male names and maybe one more female. Streep is one of our greats and still getting great roles but what of the others? Just had to vent about Hollywood, women and age. I hope Streep knocks it out of the park as Thatcher.
Anyway, I am looking forward to Iron Lady, although I do wish the director was different.