Streep Gets Oscar Boost From Jones

Revered U.S. thespian CHERRY JONES has given MERYL STREEP a huge Oscar boost - by heaping praise on the movie great for playing a film role she won a Tony Award for.
Jones was stunned when respected Daily Variety film critic Todd MCCarthy questioned Streep's performance in Doubt, and now she's championing the Out Of Africa star for a Best Actress Oscar.
MCCarthy stated that Streep "takes the vocal low road here as opposed to the more forceful approach of Cherry Jones in her riveting Broadway turn" in his recent review of Doubt, in which the Oscar winner plays Sister Aloysius.
But Jones, who played the role to critical acclaim on Broadway, insists the film critic has got it wrong.
She tells GoldDerby.com she was particularly impressed by one scene, where Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) confronts the nun after she accuses him of molesting a schoolboy.
Jones says, "On stage, I stood my ground. I held my resolve and I fought Father Flynn right back. I didn't let him break her. This is the play's big confrontation scene and we played it for maximum dramatic conflict.
"I was fascinated to see that's not what Meryl Streep does. She lets Sister Aloysius crack. She decides to break with the moment. Suddenly, she caves, she's vulnerable. You think these two might actually come together, that all will be understood and forgiven, but, no. They go right back to fighting. On stage we decided to drive the scene right through.
"There is no question that this nun is intense and doing her duty to protect people she loves."
And Jones isn't the only actress impressed by Streep - Anne Hathaway, who is also receiving Oscar buzz for her role in Rachel Getting Married, fears she has already lost any chance she might have of taking home an Oscar, because her The Devil Wears Prada co-star is in the race.
She says, "Whenever Meryl Streep has a movie like Doubt, she is the sole front-runner. I haven't even seen it (film) and I know I'm not going to beat that."


Contactmusic

Tags: Cherry Jones - Meryl Streep


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

The moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for is finally...

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Alec Baldwin was in court on Tuesday, facing charges of disorderly...

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Pitbull feat. John Ryan - Fireball

Pitbull drops his eighth studio album 'Globalization' later this year and...

Pitbull - Fireball Video

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas...

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Early reviews of Scarlett Johansson’s new movie Lucy are piling up...

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In "Hercules"

It’s Hercules time! So we know that Dwayne Johnson made a lot...

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In
Advertisement

Arty Ft. Angel Taylor - Up All Night [Lyric] Video

Russian musician Arty has collaborated with Angel Taylor on his latest single 'Up All Night', released on...

Arty - Up All Night (Lyric Video) Video

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be...

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Cherry Jones Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Cherry Jones

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All