facebook
twitter
search
search

Meryl Streep might play Susan Boyle, says Susan Boyle

There's a rumor out there that one of the world's greatest actresses could take on the role of former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle.
Posted By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   Nov. 19, 2013 at 8:35 PM

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep has already portrayed Julia Child, Margaret Thatcher and a dramatized version of icy Vogue editor Anna Wintour, so who will the 64-year-old three-time Oscar winner tackle next?

Susan Boyle, the 52-year-old Scottish singer whose 2009 performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" received a standing ovation on Britain's Got Talent -- both because she was talented and because the judging panel seemed surprised that a dowdy middle-aged woman could sing.

Boyle, who announced last month that a film about her life was in the works, said Sunday that producers had "approached" Streep, who's more than a decade older than the reality show alum.

"I wouldn’t like to be in the film myself," Boyle said. "I’d like someone to play me. Probably Meryl Streep -- I understand she has been approached."

While this is obviously an unconfirmed rumor and Streep's name gets tossed around for biopics about any woman of a certain age, she does have the singing chops. The actress played Donna in 2008's film adaptation of Mamma Mia!

[The Independent, Metro]

Related UPI Stories
Top Stories
Why the fake braces trend may be dangerous for users
Jared Leto 'stopped eating' for his 'Dallas Buyer's Club' role
Kelly LeBrock arrested for DUI
Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady drop $14M on Manhattan home
Brandi Brandt faces drug charges in Australia