Meryl Streep proves once again that she is a woman of many talent as she has a go at rapping for her new movie The Prom.
The musical Netflix film, directed by Ryan Murphy, stars Meryl and James Corden as fading actors who try to resurrect their careers by giving a teenage girl a prom to remember with her girlfriend.
We already knew that the Oscar-winning actress has musical chops, but this is a side of the actress we’ve not seen before.
The soundtrack for The Prom, out on December 4 includes the feel good song Wear Your Crown.
It also features Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, Ariana Debose and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman.
The infectious girl power tune, one of 16 original songs written by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, captures the uplifting mood of The Prom and gives Meryl a chance to show off her skills.
She raps: ‘Gotta wear your crown or your tiara/ Now is the time to bust out the mascara/ Who needs shade? There’s nothing duller/ We living life in full technicolor/ But if your sparkle starts to fade/ Go out and start your own parade/ And if somebody starts in with new drama/ Just go high like Michelle Obama!’
We have a bit to wait for the soundtrack – also being released on CD – but you can listen to Wear Your Crown right here.
The official synopsis for the film reads: ‘Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winner James Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers.
‘Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose).
‘When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.’
The Prom will be released in cinemas in December and on Netflix on December 11.
The Prom soundtrack is out on December 4 and on CD on December 18.
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