by Jazz Tangcay
Earlier this week Meryl Streep — mother, wife, three-time Academy Award winner, 18-time Academy Award nominee, and human being capable of doing anything — turned 65.
She’s showing no signs of slowing down. In August, Streep will appear alongside Jeff Bridges in The Giver. She reunites with Hope Springs co-star Tommy Lee Jones in The Homesman. On Christmas Day, Into The Woods opens where she plays the Evil Witch. She’s just signed on to appear in the new Jonathan Demme film, Ricki and The Flash (she’s currently learning to play the bass guitar for this role), and she’s also been cast in HBO’s film version of Terrence McNally’s Tony-winning play, “Master Class” — based on the life of opera singer Maria Callas.
With the exception of The Giver, the other three forthcoming films all have a music theme, and in two of those we’ll hear La Streep exercise her vocal chords. It won’t be the first time we hear Streep sing, and it probably isn’t going to be the last.
This week, Awards Daily takes a retrospective look at Streep’s onscreen musical moments.