Posts Tagged ‘Meryl Streep’

Nora Ephron

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
We've lost a true Visionary and one amazing MOM!

We've lost a true Visionary and one amazing MOM!

At 12:30 this morning I was up and online. To my deep sadness, I read we just lost Nora Ephron.

I stopped in silence. Not only was she a true Visionary for all women (especially those in the entertainment industry), according to Meryl Streep, she was “an expert in all the departments of living well”.

I found so many of Nora’s close friends paying their touching tributes and sending out their sincere prayerful thoughts to her and her remaining family, I thought, this is so touching I’ll let their voices ring right now with MOMZ IN THE MIX echoing their energy.

This is a VERY touching group paying tribute to the late author-journalist-screenwriter-director, who died Tuesday at 71.

“You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly.” “Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, ‘Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?” Meryl Streep.

(Meryl was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Ephron’s Julie & Julia (2009) .

“At a dinner table and on a film set she lifted us all with wisdom and wit mixed with love for us and love for life.” “Rita and I are so very sad to lose our friend who brought so much joy to all who were lucky enough to know her.” Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson

(Tom Hanks is famously known for his work with Nora in Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail (1998)

“Being her Harry to Meg’s Sally will always have a special place in my heart – a “brilliant writer and humorist.” “I was very lucky to get to say her words. ”

(Billy Crystal, who costarred with Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally (1989), and which Ephron wrote and Rob Reiner directed)

“I am so grateful that she was my friend and we had the opportunity to work together. My thoughts and love are with her family at this time. I will never forget the dinners, games and laughter we all shared.” Nicole Kidman,

(Nicole collaborated with Ephron on Bewitched (2005)

“She was the one you wanted to read, to listen to, to be in the company of. Nora Ephron. Incomparable wit; delightful friend. Sadness reigns.” Steve Martin

We are so grateful to have been able to experience such a beautiful spirit, writer, director and MOM. You will be forever missed and most importantly remembered as one MOM who paved the road for smart, strong, independent female stories. Thank you for knowing your true Vein of Gold.

Meryl Streep

Monday, June 18th, 2012

This past week, Meryl Streep attended and spoke at The Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards 2012. This in itself nothing TOO special…however, what IS incredible is Meryl’s speech geared DIRECTLY at Hollywood!!

With the huge-budgeted flop of “John Carter” on every movie exec’s mind, most are probably trying to think up ways to pack in audiences this summer, and Meryl Streep says she has the answer: women.

WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD!!! ITS WOMEN YOU WANT!

WAKE UP HOLLYWOOD!!! ITS WOMEN YOU WANT!

I dare you to look a little CLOSER and you’ll find these women are MOMZ!!!

The business of film, like so many other things, is mostly dominated by males. A shockingly low number of women work behind the cameras, and that’s what Streep is calling on Hollywood to change; she even has the numbers to back it up.

And in a time when huge box-office dominators are hit-or-miss–take “Battleship” vs. “The Avengers” for instance–one can look at several female-oriented films that have been released in the past few years which did amazingly well and see that the movie industry is missing out on some good opportunities.

While speaking at the 2012 Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards last week, Streep implored the people with the power to stop and take a second glance at what women are capable of.

“In this room, we are very familiar with these dreadful statistics that detail the shocking under-representation of women in our business,” she said. “[Women make up] 7-10% of directors, producers, writers, and cinematographers in any given year. This in spite of the fact that in the last five years, five little movies aimed at women have earned over $1.6bn: The Help, The Iron Lady (believe it or not), Bridesmaids, Mamma Mia! and The Devil Wears Prada. The Iron Lady…cost $14m to make it and brought in $114m. Pure profit! So why? Why? Don’t they want the money?”

Not only is Streep, one of the most respected and sought-after actresses in the country for many years now, she may just be the one person…the one MOM, who could get the Studio Boys to put down their iPhones and listen up! (fingers crossed, fingers crossed)

I hope we’re witness to the preamble to women dominating the coming years in film!!!!

This is one ball buster MOMZ IN THE MIX …and about time!

Julia Roberts

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Mirror Mirror, have we got a question for you!

If you think this 44-year-old, (Pretty Woman), and one of our favorite Mom In The Mix, would be willing to trade places with someone half her age now think again.
These days, the actress says,
“There’s the express elevator and there’s rehab. It’s so awful; nobody gets a fair trial-and-error period that everybody deserves and everybody needs.”

In her April issue of Vanity Fair, Roberts, who’s made an effort to shield her three children twins; Hazel and Finn (7) and son; Henry (4), she shares the fact that her kids don’t actually understand that she’s, well Julia Roberts.

Case in point: When the star was out in public with her family recently. “Somebody said as we were walking past, ‘Oh, that’s Julia Roberts,’” she recalls. “We all just kind of kept going, and then Finn said, ‘Yeah, my mom’s Julia Robinson.’ That’s what gives you perspective. It could be Robinson, it could be Johnson, because it has nothing to do with me as a person.”
Still, there are times when Roberts clearly worries about the ramifications that come with her kids — who she’s raising with cameraman husband Danny Moder — growing up as the children of a celebrity. Roberts even recalls talking to one Meryl Streep’s daughters, 25-year-old Grace Gummer, about growing up in the same situation, which turned out to be a rather comforting conversation.
“I asked, ‘Were you happy?’ Suddenly, I thought, here is a source of information. I said, ‘How old were you when you realized your mom was Meryl Streep?’” Roberts recalls. “She said, ‘I think I was probably nine when I put that all together.’ I said, ‘Were you cool with it?’ She said, ‘Yeah, it was fine. There was no trauma.’ So that was hopeful.”

The Academy Award winner may be one of the most famous film actresses in the world, but it sounds like she’s more excited about getting back to the stage than the screen.
“It’s like childbirth: you don’t know until you’ve done it, but you get a little bit away from it and you go, ‘Of course, I want to do that again,” Roberts explain. “You get sucked back into doing theater, because it’s really thrilling.”

Meryl Streep: Tonight The Iron Lady received GOLD!

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

This Iron Lady took home GOLD!

MITM wants to congratulate truly, a One of A Kind, uber talented, Momz In The Mix Extradinaire – Meryl Streep, on winning her third Academy Award on Sunday night, for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
Believe it (or not), This was Streep’s 17th nomination!
She was given a standing ovation by the crowd, and pleaded with them to stop cheering and sit down the second she got to the microphone.

“When they called my name,” she joked, “I had this feeling I could hear half of America going, ‘Oh no! Oh come on, why her? Again!’”

Streep, who seemed to be on the verge of tears at a few points during her speech, began by thanking her husband, Don, because, she reasoned, “When you thank your husband at the end of the speech, they play him out with the music.”
She then thanked J. Roy Helland, who won an Oscar earlier in the evening for his makeup work on the film. Helland and Streep have worked together for 37 years, and she told the story of how they met at her first play in New York City, and have worked together on every one of her movies ever since.