BAFTA etc Well Played, Meryl Streep


Meryl Streep seems to have pulled it together since the Golden Globes. I like the idea that one of her kids called her and was like, “MOM. COME ON,” and she was all, “oh, fine, honey, what do you want me to wear?” and Mamie Gummer — who, I’d just like to say, is so freaking funny on The Good Wife — was like, “please, can you just call someone to figure this out?” and Meryl is all, “oh, I don’t know. I have so much to do otherwise. Also, I’m Meryl Streep,” and then Mamie went, “MOM,” and then Meryl just laughed and hung up on her. And then pulled it together.

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Comments (42):

  1. Ladyblahblah

    I have very few celebrity crushes, male or female, but I think I’d like to grow old with her.

  2. namidu

    That coral colour is STUNNING on her. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her in any such shade before. Start rocking the colour Meryl. It’s your friend.

  3. Kirsten

    When she went up the steps to the stage to collect her BAFTA her shoe came off and Colin Firth had to run after her with it

  4. pye

    Did you see the footage of her losing her shoe on the way to the podium (spoiler alert, she won) and Colin Firth retrieved it, knelt, and placed it back upon her foot?

    My word, I swooned.

    • Agent Sculder

      And while he was kneeling down, she bent down and kissed him on the cheek?

      Swoon-worthy indeed.

      Someone needs to get those two in a movie together ASAP. She can play the long-widowed ice queen who had a terrible marriage and was relieved when her horrible husband finally died, and he can be never-been married guy who has clung to his bachelor-hood despite the fact all his friends are married with kids. They meet at a party, sparks fly, and somehow it becomes a huge SCANDAL.

      • Wendy

        Sounds like a good idea to me. You do know they were in Mamma Mia together, right?

        Also, maybe she should take advice from her daughters. I haven’t seen many pictures of them, but in the ones I’ve seen they usually look pretty good.

        Also, I would lose every shoe I own if I could get Colin Firth to retrieve them for me!

    • gladly

      The clip of that was fantastic, especially the 2-second clip of SWINTON giving Meryl and Colin enthusiastic applause! So with you on the swooning!

      • SKGD

        Thank you for the link! Definite swoon, be still my heart!! And Meryl looks amazing.

    • Claire L

      I just swooned reading it! Oh…. that would ( happening to me, not her) would make all other bucket list items null and void.

  5. AL

    She looks fabulous. Love her outfit too, swank but fun and slightly dangerous.

  6. Chasmosaur

    What I find amazing is that both this and Christina Hendricks’ mess were both Vivienne Westwood (at least according to the Daily Mail). How VW could look so smashing on one and so crap on the other is just astounding.

  7. Marcus Brody

    She looks Ah-MAZING and her skin is to die for. However, I am not now, nor will ever be, okay with open-toed shoes worn with pantyhose. NOT OK!

  8. Lina

    The first works, and she’s styled as Ice Queen as it gets, so it’s wonderfully effective. The second…all I see is a nightie and housecoat. Yes, she can wear salmon/coral well, but that doesn’t save the flimsy lingerie-ness of this thing.

  9. Bella

    Far cry from the Golden Globe fiasco. This is how we like our Meryl. Beautiful!

  10. jjdaddyo

    I have to say, she’s pretty hot for a 62-year-old mother of four.
    It’s a Mirren vs. Streep rumble all up in here!

  11. Eliza Bennett

    I just screamed happily. Meryl is FINALLY representing for the Americans. HURRAH! Show those fabulous older Britons how it’s done, lady!

  12. Genevieve

    That picture with her and Colin Firth is totally adorable. Lovely clothes in these pictures.

    She was interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air last week, and it’s pretty sad what she had to say about how she was treated as a young actress, basically being told she didn’t have the face and the body of an actress because people wouldn’t want to sleep with her.

  13. Susan

    Meryl is just about the best thing ever. She is all SERIOUS ACTRESS but also did Stuck on You. She has a sense of humour. I love her to bits. And I love the first dress. Not so much the last.

  14. Squirrel!

    My first thought on viewing the initial picture was “Grande Dame.” And poof! Jessica put it in writing.

  15. crystal

    Oh man, that coral is so good. I’m not sure about the wrap style with the fluttery sleeves…or maybe it’s the shininess of it? It makes her look a little broad. But the color is so delightful I can’t even fuss.

  16. Claire L

    That black dress is a thing if happy!!!

  17. neiges

    I commented on the last Meryl post how I had been disappointed in her since mamma mia and how I thought she was playing goofy. I take that back. She is goofy (loosing a shoe while collecting a prize…?!) and she is classy at the same time. The first dress is stunning on her and I just read in Paris Match (I know, it was lying there on the train seat:-)) that she feels awkward about the whole red carpet thing, that young starlets look like pieces of meat on display and that she doesn’t want to play that game. Respect.

  18. taylor

    She looks fantastic in the black and I really like the coral. Also, Jessica, that imaginary conversation with her daughter is great! I bet they sound similar to that in real life. Hee.

    • Anna

      Heh..right on about the mother-daughter dialog.

      No one commented about getting the peep of Colin Firth torso? I’m probably showing my age by being surprised he wasn’t wearing some type of undershirt…

  19. Sajorina

    Really? She can pull THIS off, but chooses not to most of the time? Oh, no, this is Meryl Streep and she should ALWAYS look this GORGEOUS! FAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. rerun delaney

    it’s about damn time. just a phone call and a sweet bank account and look what you can do.

  21. vandalfan

    But, ummmm, gang- that’s a coral satin bathrobe, with a serious lack of foundation garments.

  22. Kevon

    The thing I love about Meryl is even in a crappy dress (and she has worn a few), she looks relaxed and confident. That being said, it is great to see her in that awesome black number, it does her justice. Helen, you have been served!

  23. Kit

    OMG SHE LOOKS AMAZEBALLS! I’m so happy!!!!

    And I do like her easey-breezy look too!

  24. Lillibet

    Had she had a few before walking the red carpet?

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  26. NYCGirl

    Hmm…not liking the length of the coral dress.

  27. Melly

    No on that coral number…sloppy, and apparently she forgot her bra and pulled on pantyhose for her open-toes shoes. The other one is OK, tho the jacket seemed to have a life of its own.

  28. char

    Can I just say how much I loved the writing in this post? Especially the HELEN MIRREN I’M COMING FOR YOU? And imagining her phone call from Mamie? OK, that’s out of the way. I LOVE Meryl. She can do no wrong, even with the banana clip, but it’s great to see her looking pulled together.

  29. Sandra

    I know she’s earned the right to do whatever the hell she pleases, but she looks SO GOOD when she bothers. It makes me wish she’d do it more often.

    And playing “Cinderella and Prince Charming” with Colin Firth? A girl could die of happy right there.

  30. gryt

    So much awesomeness in that photo of Colin Firth and Meryl Street. Love them!

  31. ebk

    pretty sure that dialogue is exactly what meryl streep sounds like in my head.

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