Meryl Streep is one of the most talented actors today. Nominated for nineteen Oscars and winning three, she continues to dominate in a field of younger talent. In Her Again, Becoming Meryl Streep by Michael Schulman we learn of Meryl’s earlier years as well as the trials and tribulations as an up and coming actor.
We first meet her in the 70’s as a graduate of Yale Drama School. Looking for her place among a crowd of young talent, she seemed a world apart from the many others new on the scene, much like she does today.
Even in her first season she was able to transform herself into the very characters she played, making a name for herself early on. She drew attention where ever she went especially in the theaters. She gained attention for her work in contemporary plays as well as several Shakespearean roles while others were still looking for their own breaks.
People began to notice her and when she was in the room the conversation was often about her, and the way she dominated a scene. Nominated for a Tony Award early in her career, it was obvious to those in the know that she would move on to greater fame.
This is a wonderful look at Meryl Streep as she finds her way and becomes the actress we know her as today.
Schulman takes us into the past and gives us the story of the making of a legend, from her beginnings as a gifted young woman to her exploits, and life as she makes the decisions that have made her into the successful actor she is today.
If you enjoy the theater of Meryl Streep this is a must have for your library. If you enjoy stories of success and talent then you will want to add this to your reading list. This is the story of a woman who set her mark early in the industry of her choice and Schulman is gives us a wonderful look at her beginnings and story behind the legend.