Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Meryl talks "August: Osage County"

Last night there was a live Q&A after a SAG screening for August: Osage County in New York which included Meryl, director John Wells, screenwriter Tracy Letts and several other members of the cast.  I was fortunate enough to be able to watch it live last night.  Check it out:

I like that Meryl was able to speak a bit about her character Violet, in particular how "theatrical" she sees this woman. Some of the negative reviews Meryl is getting complain that she's "over the top" in her portrayal. It was nice to see Meryl explain (not that I needed convincing) that her character was prone to theatrics.

Two additional interviews have been posted to You Tube. The first is only on August: Osage County.  The second includes a bit on her recent wrapping of Into the Woods in London, in which she discusses the new song that Stephen Sondheim had written specifically for her as the Witch.


  1. Given that this new for "Into the Woods" is almost certain to get an Oscar nomination, there may be a possibility that Meryl will sing at the Oscars in 2015.

    1. I would LOVE if she sang at the Oscars. For a song to be nominated by the Academy it has to be an original song written for the film, and that's exactly what Meryl got! Even if she isn't nominated for her role, it's always nice to see her involved somehow.