May 04, 2020
Meryl Streep took an indoor activity idea to a whole new level. She showed off her quarantined look with a drink in her hand via Zoom.
Streep is making the most of her quarantine period, doing fun activities, and just being generally chill. She wore a bathrobe while on a virtual performance with friends Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald.
The 70-year old actress and her group sang "The Ladies Who Lunch," from the musical, "Company." Their virtual concert was a tribute for the 90th birthday of Broadway legend, Stephen Sondheim.
Baranski opened the performance by pouring a glass of wine. Streep popped out and continued singing and drank from a bottle instead of the glass near her, as reported by Variety.
Streep's comedic swig of her drink quickly became the talk of the Twitterverse world. Fans commented on Streep's seemingly effortless portrayal of what everyone is like while on quarantine, as reported by Entertainment Tonight.
McDonald joined in with her own bottle, too. The three actresses then shared a split-screen concert while enjoying their booze in their respective homes.
Sondheim had celebrated his birthday last March 22. He wanted to be surrounded by friends but failed to push through with a birthday party because of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, as reported by ET Canada.
He celebrated virtually by having an online performance that coincided with the 50th anniversary of Sondheim's Broadway show, "Company." It also served as a fundraiser for Artists Striving to End Poverty.
Streep was deeply in love with "Godfather" actor John Cazale.
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Dozens of well-known performers were united for the two-hour virtual concert for Sondheim. Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Nathan Lane joined in as well.
It was a star-studded performance, and all online viewers were left in awe. More guest performances came from Lin-Manuel Miranda, Kelli O'Hara, and Lea Salonga.
Neil Patrick Harris also performed a song and expressed his gratitude to Sondheim. "He made me love theater, he made me love music, he made me love rhythm," he said.
Even if the show had technical glitches, in the beginning, it succeeded in featuring memorable performances. The concert was hosted by Raul Esparza, who starred in the Tony Award-winning revival of "Company" in 2006.
Meanwhile, here's a little history of Streep's love life. Before her husband of four decades arrived in her life, Streep was deeply in love with "Godfather" actor John Cazale. But they had a tragic love story that ended with his untimely death.