Friday, March 15, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch talks working with Meryl

Yesterday an article was posted online from The Guardian in which Benedict Cumberbatch is interviewed about his participation in August: Osage County.   In it he reveals how spellbound he was by Meryl's acting:

"We had one scene around the table with Meryl and I just couldn't act. I was in awe of her. She is spellbinding to watch.  She really is extraordinary.  If you ever have the luck to watch her, she is fantastic."

Ugh.  I just die for that shit.  No doubt he's talking about the dinner scene after Beverly's funeral, where things really start to heat up.  I've been reading on blogs that there is evidently going to be a test screening of an early cut of the film in New York City on Monday.  If that's true, we should soon get some real feedback about Meryl's performance from people who have actually seen footage.  Can't wait!

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