02:07 PM EDT 11/18/2013
Originally posted 11/11/2013 09:00AM
Julia Roberts is a hero to many, but who does she look up to? Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton, she says.
"I had many imaginary conversations with Meryl about working together," she says about her August: Osage County costar in Marie Claire's December issue.
"When a person goes from being on a pedestal in your mind, to even cooler, better and more fabulous up close, you get to understand them a little more intimately."
Originally posted 10/26/2013 04:45PM
Paul McCartney has made a new music video – with a little help from his friends!
Originally posted 10/22/2013 02:45PM
Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest actor to drop major weight for a movie, but he says it's really not that different from prepping for any role.
"I think [I've lost] probably a little over 20 pounds, something like that," the actor, 32, told PEOPLE Monday on the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards, where he looked noticeably thinner as he was honored for his role in Prisoners.
While he may look different, his approach hasn't changed as he prepares for Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal said.
Originally posted 10/19/2013 10:30AM
Awards season doesn't kick off until January, but on Monday, the stars will be aligned.
Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey are all among the A-listers being honored at the Hollywood Film Awards, taking place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
Also, being honored for the track "Atlas" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, Chris Martin will accept the Hollywood song award on behalf of his band Coldplay. Martin will also play the song, which is the first his group has ever written and performed for a motion picture.
Originally posted 09/27/2013 09:15AM
Meryl Streep looks absolutely bewitching, doesn't she?
The multiple Oscar-winning actress, 64, known for her stunning physical transformations on film, looks like she has, ahem, nailed another one as The Witch in this first look at her menacing turn in Disney's upcoming live-action movie musical Into the Woods.
Stepping into the role Bernadette Peters first played in the original 1987 Broadway production, Streep looks spellbinding in menacing talons and a matted gray wig as her character seeks to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.
Originally posted 09/11/2013 11:25AM
Working with Meryl Streep is a dream come true for any actress – and Julia Roberts is no exception.
But Roberts, 45, admits her longtime fantasy never involved butt pads, flop sweat and a chokehold.
Still, that proved to be their reality when Roberts was cast to play Streep's eldest daughter in August: Osage County, the film version of Tracy Letts's 2008 Tony-winning best play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family gathered around their sharp-tongued, eccentric dying mother, played by Streep, 64.
"It was intimidating, certainly, to be in these scenes with her, choking her, things like that," Roberts admitted at Tuesday's Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the movie. "That's not how I pictured it going in my mind all these years when I thought we'd be together, drinking tea together and speaking in fabulous accents and dressed up and looking very chic."
Originally posted 04/08/2013 12:30PM
Meryl Streep received universal acclaim and an Oscar – her third – for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 biopic The Iron Lady. PEOPLE's critic raved at the time that Streep's turn was more "channeling" than impersonation.
On Monday, after the news broke that Thatcher had died at 87 following a stroke, the actress was quick to point out that, in reality, Thatcher was a complex woman she barely knew – and a woman with a complicated legacy.
"Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics," Streep said in a statement. "It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the U.K. at the end of the 20th century. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial regulation led to great wealth for others. There is an argument that her steadfast, almost emotional loyalty to the pound sterling has helped the U.K. weather the storms of European monetary uncertainty."
Originally posted 03/30/2013 05:40PM
After nearly two years of marriage, it's over for Meryl Streep's daughter Mamie Gummer and Ben Walker, Gummer's rep confirms to PEOPLE.
The pair tied the knot in July 2011 at Gummer's family estate in Connecticut. Claire Danes was among the 150 guests who attended the wedding.
Gummer, 29, and Walker, 30, who got engaged in October 2009, met while performing in Broadway's Dangerous Liaisons together in April 2008.
Originally posted 02/26/2013 02:20PM
Shirley MacLaine came – and just as quickly went – on Downton Abbey this season, but her breezy cameo got us thinking.
Now that the Terms of Endearment Oscar winner has broken down the barrier, who among Academy Award winners and nominees should next make a guest appearance on the popular PBS series?
And just what sort of character should he or she play? Upstairs or down?
Here, then, are some recent Oscar-caliber actors who might suitably fit the bill. Please be so kind as to select your favorite. (And, in the comments section, do cast them in suitable roles.) Ta.
Originally posted 02/25/2013 10:00AM
It wasn't just Jennifer Lawrence's wins making news during 2013's awards season.
The Silver Linings Playbook star, 22, was the subject of headlines for everything from her speeches to Sunday's tumble at the 85th Annual Academy Awards.
Relive Lawrence's most memorable moments here ...
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