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Meryl Streep says she doesn't have the nerve to sing in real life, only in character

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 01:24

Aug. 04 - Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer share the screen in the new film ''Ricki and the Flash.'' John Russell reports.

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Meryl Streep finds that inner rock star for her new role in the film "Ricki and the Flash." The actress joined real life daughter and co-star, Mamie Gummer, on the red carpet in New York to celebrate the film's world premiere on Monday (August 3). Streep plays Ricki, a bar musician who left her family to chase her dreams of becoming a pop star. She is reunited with her ex-husband and children after her daughter, played by Gummer, falls into depression following a divorce. Although Streep has sung on camera several times before, in films such as Into the Woods and Mamma Mia, she admits that she only has the guts to do it for the movies. SOUNDBITE Meryl Streep saying (English): "They are different, you know. Every character is different, everyone of these times that I sung, they don't really sound like each other because they are different women. I don't think I have the nerve to get up in front of people myself and sing, but as a character, give me a character and I'll sing." Gummer, who was celebrating her 32nd birthday at the premiere, said working with her mother quickly became a professional relationship and less of a family experience. SOUNDBITE Mamie Gummer saying (English): "I think I always knew that she was a wonderful human being, but I also saw it first hand and I saw her exercise this incredible respect for everyone on set." The Oscar-winner learned how to play guitar for the film and took her performance sequences with co-star Rick Springfield and the band, which were all filmed live, very serious. "Ricki and the Flash" opens across the U.S. on August 7th.

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Meryl Streep says she doesn't have the nerve to sing in real life, only in character

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 01:24