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The 5 minutes that cost Meryl Streep 3 million



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Considered one of the best actresses of all time, Meryl Streep raised almost three million euros by appearing for five minutes in this film.

Over the past fifty years, Meryl Streep She participated in hundreds of films that marked the history of cinema and became one of the best actresses of all time. despite only participated in one action feature film in his entire careerthe 74-year-old actress is a true acting chameleon, acting in dramas, biopics, musicals, comedies and animated films. Furthermore, Streep is also an unmissable name in theater, having made her debut on the stage of Broadway in the early seventies.

The fact that she is considered one of the biggest names in Hollywood brings great advantages, particularly in terms of the remuneration obtained for her work. Proof of this is the fact that Meryl Streep received almost three million Euros to make an appearance lasting just five minutes. It all happened in the movie “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again“, a feature film in which Streep’s character dies and only appears at the end of the film as if it were her ghost.

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In 2008, Meryl Streep became highly acclaimed by critics and the general public after participating in “Mamma Mia!“, a film in which he was the protagonist and whose story followed the day-to-day life of his character, Donna, while managing a guesthouse on a Greek island. When her daughter (Amanda Seyfried) gets ready to get married, tries to invite his father to the party, but discovers that three men could be his real father, but his mother doesn’t know who the father is. Desperate, the daughter ends up inviting the male trio, which awakens several memories and old emotions in Donna.

Despite the enormous success achieved by “Mamma Mia!”, which became one of the most profitable films of that year, the same did not happen with the sequel, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again“, which fell short of expectations. In this second chapter, the main focus is Donna’s youth and the way in which her daughter continued her mother’s legacy after her death. In the end, Meryl Streep’s character appears to see her granddaughter’s christening and sings in the island’s chapel as if she were still alive and present. The scene lasts less than five minutes, but the actress managed to raise almost three million Euros for the feat.


Along almost five decadesMeryl Streep stood out in major productions on the big screen, having made her film debut in 1977 after participating in “Julia“. It only took a year for the actress to see her name reach the whole world when she was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress with the feature film “The hunter“. Since then, Streep has continued to grow her brand in Hollywood, winning the golden statuette awarded by the Academy the following year for her appearance in “Kramer vs. Kramer“. The feat was repeated again in 1982 after bringing to life a Polish Holocaust survivor in “Sophie’s Choice“. Later, in 2012, Meryl Streep would win another Oscar for playing Margaret Thatcher in “The iron Lady“.

But it wasn’t just on the big screen that Meryl Streep stood out, as she was also a television diva. In fact, one of the actress’s most successful first works was in the series “Holocaust“, from 1978, which launched his name to fame. Over the years she has participated in major television productions such as “Angels in America”, “Big Little Lies” and, more recently, “Only Murders in the Building“, which earned him important industry awards.

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With such a vast and diverse career, Meryl Streep holds the record for nominations for Oscarswith 21 nominations, and is also a record holder when it comes to nominations for Golden Globes, with 29 nominations. Furthermore, the actress was also nominated for 14 BAFTA16 SAG Awards5 Grammys3 Emmys and 1 Tony.

As one of the most awarded actresses in the film industry, Meryl Streep is currently in the running for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Series after participating in “Only Murders in the Building”. With this nomination, Streep broke her own record for nominations for the award given by Penske Media Corporation.


Are you a fan of the actress? Did you watch “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”? What is your favorite Meryl Streep film?

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