I saw an interview with Meryl Streep a year or so ago where they kept going on how great of a singer she is. She laughed and said she didn’t know how true that was because she was working on a film where she was playing a tone-deaf opera singer. This intrigued me, but at the time I couldn’t find any more information, so naturally it fell out of my mind. Then, today, I went to a movie (I went to see Ghostbusters, it was quite hilarious, I recommend) and up came the trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins, the movie starring Meryl Streep playing a tone-deaf opera singer.
Needless to say, I’m excited to see Florence Foster Jenkins. I looks like an inspiring movie, kind of like Eddie the Eagle. I like those underdog movies where the protagonist never gives up on their dreams. Plus, Simon Helberg, who plays Howard Wolowitz in The Big Bang Theory, plays Meryl Streep’s pianist…it was crazy seeing Wolowitz in a movie with Meryl Streep. I always thought he deserved an Emmy for his work on Big Bang, so hopefully he’ll get an Oscar nod for this!