Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield & Mamie Gummer Promote ‘Ricki And The Flash’
Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer attended the Ricki And the Flash photo call with their costar Rick Springfield at New York City’s Ritz Carlton Hotel Sunday while promoting their new movie.
Meryl Streep & Daughter Mamie In ‘Ricki And The Flash’
Streep and Gummer, the three-time Oscar-winner’s eldest daughter, fittingly play mother and daughter in Ricki And the Flash. In the film, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme, Streep is the titular aging rock star, who decides it’s past time to reconnect to the family she left to pursue her dreams on stage. Upon her return, Ricki’s daughter Julie (Gummer) has a list of resentments that become exacerbated in the aftermath of her own divorce.
Since Streep and Gummer are close in real life, they had to really reach to find the tension and distance between their characters. However, Streep admits that her daughter did enjoy the chance to yell at her.
“I don’t know where she pulled it up from, but she really enjoyed railing at me,” Streep, 66, told Today, adding of Gummer’s performance, “She’s really good. I was really proud of her.”
“It was really fun to be allowed to rage,” Gummer told the New York Daily News. “It feels good, like some kind of primal scream therapy.”
Streep also revealed that Demme had tried to convince the tight mother-daughter pair to keep their distance from one another on and off the set during filming – but that they didn’t exactly listen.
“That worked for about a week,” Streep said. “We pretended not to talk to each other on set, but we rode home every night in the car.”
Ricki and the Flash opens in theaters on Aug. 7.