Meryl Streep Nervous for ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Songs

In the third season of Only Murders in the Building, renowned actress Meryl Streep joined the star-studded cast and recently opened up about her experience, particularly about her initial hesitations and anxiety regarding her musical number. She was part of a ‘For Your Consideration’ event on the Paramount lot with Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, showrunner John Hoffman, and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, moderated by co-star Jane Lynch.

Streep Novel Experience in Television Series

One standout revelation was Streep’s eager desire to participate in the show, having called Martin for a role after previously enjoying a “really fun” work experience with him on 2009’s It’s Complicated. Several other popular actors are slated to join the series in the upcoming season.

The Broadway Music-themed Third Season

Streep seemed to be a big fan of the series and appeared to join largely for fun and to lighten things in the backdrop of current world challenges. She critically commented on the third season’s Broadway music theme, expressing the wish for Selena Gomez to sing during the season.

Playing an Actress in her Breakout Moment

In the series, Streep plays the role of an actress who finally gets her breakthrough role after years of struggle. She reminisced about the lullaby she sings for the show, initially performed by Sara Bareilles, and the fear that enveloped her during the recording. Initially, she struggled to perform while being watched by roughly 20 people but found her rhythm once they left the room.

Much Love for Streep

During the conversation, the cast showered Streep with commendations, with Short expressing his excitement about working with her. Short even joked about her joining the show leading to her finally getting an agent. Her performance, especially her singing, tugged at the emotions of the cast members.

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, Meryl Streep’s candid conversation sheds light on her experiences in ‘Only Murders in the Building’ – from her wish to join the series, her trepidation at performing the musical number to the warm reception from the fellow cast. Check out more on Streep’s journey and deep dive into ‘Only Murders in the Building.’ For more exclusive details, visit the HitPlay to stay updated.

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