Meryl Streep is the ultimate chameleon. The woman can play anything and has proven it all across her long and colorful career as an actress and has the gold to prove it. Streep has Oscars for portraying an emotionally distant woman who can’t cope with motherhood, a tragic Holocaust survivor, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher. In her latest role, winning rave reviews at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, Streep takes on the guise of fictitious rock star Ricki Rendazo.
Ricki loves her life in the music business, having contently left her family behind years ago to live the ultimate dream of being a true rocker. But one day her ex-husband (Kevin Kline) calls to say that her daughter (played by Streep’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer) has been abandoned by her husband and is an emotional wreck. Ricki sees this tragedy as a opportunity to make amends with the life and the people she left behind, even at the cost of her own emotional well-being. Ricki and the Flash is due in theaters later this year.