Welcome to Arconia, Meryl Streep.
Only Murders in the Building has only been on television for two seasons, but it already boasts an incredible list of well-known cameos.
Now, the Emmy-winning Hulu program could have the biggest celebrity addition ever. Streep won his three Oscars. (Call Sting.)
Hosted by the popular trio of True Crime podcasts, Season 3 returns Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez as series stars.
As filming for the new season got underway, the cast teased Streep’s appearance in a few behind-the-scenes images they posted on social media.
Gomez also gave a glimpse of two other famous characters in an Instagram video. Brazzo’s former make-up Andrea Martin, who appeared in season two as his artist, and Paul his rad, who appeared in the season two finale as an actor named Ben Glenroy.
Ben also appeared in Oliver’s return to Broadway production, so the investigation into Ben’s death will be a large part of Season 3.
Notably, Gomez has always been upfront about her love for Streep. The most recent statement she made was, “I’d go for the biggest of them. She responded to Vogue’s question about her ideal Only Murders guest star, “Perhaps Meryl or someone really amazing like that. Simply waiting it out is all we can do.
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Season 2 Finale Thrill
In Only Murders in the Building, just as Charles (Steve Martin), Mabel (Gomez) and Oliver (Martin Short) think they’ve successfully escaped the murder game, something quickly pulls them back.
At least they had a year off from being identified as murder suspects and suffering horrifying deaths.
After revealing that podcast producer Poppy (Adina Verson) was Bunny’s (Jayne Houdyshell) real killer, Hulu’s funny whodunnit season 2 finale featured a startling time leap twist.
The final scene cuts to the opening night of Oliver’s Broadway return, which starred none other than Charles and Paul Rudd’s new character Ben Glenroy, who are visibly hostile to one another for an unfathomable reason.
In the first scene, Ben passes away onstage, changing the course of their glorious evening. Mabel, who was in the audience, ends the season with the appropriate statement, “You’ve got to be f—-ing kidding me.”
John Hoffman, the creator of Only Murders in the Building, explains the killer Poppy twist, the time jump, and what fans can anticipate from the next season 3.
“It wasn’t too long after we wrapped season 1 that I started thinking about a plan for season 2, landing on couple of options for who the killer might be for Bunny,” he said.
“Ultimately, someone we thought we might be able to hide is Poppy, who also has the ability to construct something grandiose, and we were looking for a really mapped-out plan that went off its rails, and that felt like a more limited group of people who might have that in mind.”
He added: “There were certainly other characters — we had a scenario where Teddy was a puppet master, we had a few other options with Jan [the season 1 killer] pulling strings from jail.
But keeping it within the podcast world and what focused our trio the most and what could advance Poppy’s career, in her mind, would be to pull off some virtuosic case that she could help crack.”
American actress Mary Louise “Meryl” Streep was born on June 22, 1949. Streep is sometimes referred to as “the best actress of her generation,” and she is especially renowned for her adaptation to accents and flexibility.
Over the course of her career, which has spanned more than five decades, she has received numerous honors, including a record 21 Academy Award nominations, winning three of them, and a record 32 Golden Globe Award nominations, winning eight of them.
She has also won two British Academy Film Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and been nominated for a Tony Award and six Grammy Awards.
Streep made her stage debut in 1975 with Trelawny of the Wells, and the year after that, for a double-bill performance of 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and A Memory of Two Mondays, she was nominated for a Tony Award. She also made her film debut in Julia in 1977.
Moreover, she earned a nomination for her first Oscar for The Deer Hunter in 1978, the same year that she earned her first Primetime Emmy Award for a major role in the miniseries Holocaust.
Furthermore, she portrayed a disturbed wife in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), which earned her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and later established herself as a film performer in the 1980s.
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She Offered Award-Winning Performances
In Sophie’s Choice (1982), when she played a Holocaust survivor, she received the Academy Award for Best Actress. Out of Africa was her biggest box office hit up to that point.
In the late 1980s and 1990s, she continued to win honors and receive critical acclaim for her work, but her economic success was uneven; in that time, her two highest-grossing films were the drama The Bridges of Madison County (1995) and the comedy Death Becomes Her (1992).
With leading performances in Adaptation (2002), The Hours (2002), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Doubt (2008), and Mamma Mia!, Streep recaptured her prominence in the 2000s and 2010s. Little Women, Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated, Into the Woods, and The Post are among the movies that contributed to her success.
For her portrayal of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, she also received her third Academy Award.
Her television performances include two projects for HBO, the miniseries Angels in America (2003), for which she earned another Primetime Emmy Award, and the drama series Big Little Lies. Her theatrical roles include The Public Theater’s 2001 staging of The Seagull (2019).
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