At this point, it’s well established that Meryl Streep can perform anything, including an indie rock classic.
On Sunday, October 16, the three times oscar winner jumped onto the stage – along with actor Tracey Ullman – to join Broken Social Scene in singing their signature song “Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl” at Webster Hall in New York City. Usually I’m against concert videos, but I can make an exception for this special crossover event.
At the start of the video, Ullman, who is already on stage, waves someone over to sing “Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl”. That person is Meryl Streep. Here is a video of the momentous occasion:
Streep, dressed in a white blouse, black pants, dark glasses and a VIP badge (very ally in A star is born), joined the musical collective and sang enthusiastically while taking a video of the whole thing on his phone. Streep seemed to fangirl the band as much as anyone fangirls her.
Most of the song, for those unfamiliar with Broken Social Scene – a Canadian music collective founded in 1999 by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning that has included many musicians over the years, including Feist – is the repetition of the lyrics, “park that car, drop that phone, sleep on the floor, dream of me. Meryl Streep was clearly feeling the vibes as much as she felt Miranda Priestly’s role in The devil wears Prada. Can you get an Oscar for attending a concert?
Originally appeared on Charm