Guest: Author Michael Schulman
The newly released best selling book 'Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep’, tells the origin story of arguably the most talented actor of her generation! Author, journalist and biographer Michael Schulman joins us on Pop Culture Confidential.
Meryl Streep has 19 oscar nominations and 3 wins for her truly iconic performances that range from movies such as ‘Kramer vs Kramer’, ‘Sophie's Choice’, ‘The Devil wears Prada’, and ’The Iron Lady’, just to name a few. New Yorker journalist Michael Schulman did years of research and conducted over 80 interviews with Streep's friends and colleagues for his biography of her life.
We talk about her school years where she was already burning with willpower and ambition, her passionate but tragic love story with ‘Godfather’ & ‘Dog Day Afternoon’ actor John Cazale. Her Hollywood breakthrough and first Oscar win was for ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’, where she played Joanna, a woman who leaves her marriage and young son for over a year and returns to a bitter custody battle. Putting it mildly - costars Streep and Dustin Hoffman did not get along.
Join us for this conversation about her life and the performances that formed one of our greatest actors!
Michael Schulman is a reporter at the The New Yorker. He is the theatre editor of ‘Goings On About Town’ and has written more than seventy-five Talk of the Town pieces, on subjects including Pee-wee Herman, Carrie Fisher, Pedro Almodóvar, Emma Thompson. He is the author of “Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep”.