its an odd feeling…farewell, there is some envy in it, Men go off to be tested for courage, and if we’re tested at all its for patience, for doing without, perhaps for how well we can endure loneliness, but i had always known that, it didnt require a war…i said goodbye to brau, dennis left without a word..which was quite proper ~ Out Of Africa ~ Meryl Streep
today i read the August Osage County playscipt and wow. i genuinely think the play is amazing, Tracy Letts has written this so well and i think that the film is going to be wonderful.
Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed he was left tongue-tied while doing a scene with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep.
The 36-year-old admitted he froze as he acted opposite Streep in a big-screen adaptation of the Pulitzer and Tony-winning play, August: Osage County.
He said: “We had one scene around the table with Meryl and I just couldn’t act. I was in awe of her. She is spellbinding to watch. She really is extraordinary. If you ever have the luck to watch her, she is fantastic.”
Cumberbatch was named best actor at the Broadcasting Press Guild for his performance in hit series Sherlock and the period drama Parade’s End.
The actor said it was “exciting” to be a part of the ensemble drama, where he plays ‘Little’ Charles Aiken.
“It’s a fantastic screen adaptation of a fantastic play by Tracy Letts, directed by John Wells and produced by George Clooney, all wonderful people,” he explained.
“It’s got an extraordinary cast - Meryl, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor and Abigail Breslin. Chris Cooper plays my dad. It’s really exciting. It’s such a great piece and they’re just such wonderful actors.”