Florence Foster Jenkins was a New York socialite who had dreams of becoming an opera singer -- but not the talent to match. She performed at Carnegie Hall and became famous for her lack of rhythm and pitch. Oscar winner Meryl Streep and Golden Globe-winning actor Hugh Grant join "CBS This Morning" to discuss their new movie, "Florence Foster Jenkins."
WQXR host Elliott Forrest sat down with Meryl Streep to talk about her title role in the new film "Florence Foster Jenkins," based on the true story of a New York City socialite and aspiring opera singer who was famously off key. More here: http://ow.ly/wOLD3039Lbl
"I remember meeting Al Pacino when I was very young," she told ABC News. "It was the 'Godfather' time and I was nobody."
Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins singing Delibes' "The Bell Song" with her new pianist Mr McMoon.
In her latest film the three-time Oscar-winner portrays a historical figure of dubious note: "Florence Foster Jenkins," an amateur soprano who gained popularity for her absolutely horrible voice - and her unbounded enthusiasm for sharing her "gift" with the world. Anthony Mason reports.
Edgar Ramirez discusses starring alongside Matthew McConaughey in the upcoming movie.
Recently discovered actual film footage of FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS filmed 1934-41 at her famous recitals . Even Meryl Streep has not seen this rare footage! The only known films of Mme Jenkins.
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The purpose of uploading this video is to share Meryl Streep's incredible artistry in and as "Florence Foster Jenkins" with as many people as possible.
It is worth noting that the music was NOT pre-recorded. In other words, Meryl Streep sang "live" as the cameras were rolling. That makes her performance all the more remarkable! (The piano was also played "live" by the actor.)
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