Meryl Streep’s latest film, about overcoming mid-life marriage problems might raise more than a few laughs, but ‘Hope Springs’ is designed to leave the audience a little unsettled.
Streep explained: “Talking about intimacy is something that people are terrified of. So I think that’s why the screenplay hits a nerve because it talks about something that makes people profoundly uncomfortable: connecting deeply.”
She and Tommy Lee Jones play a couple who have been married for 31 years. The problem is she wants the love and sex back, but he would rather watch golf.
Steve Carrell,who plays their relationship counsellor, was says he was intimidated: “(It was) sort of a nightmare actually because you’re sitting across from the greatest actress of all time and asking her about her sex life – the character’s sex life. So yeah, daunting to say the least.”
“I don’t know the secret,” he went on. “Marry the right person. That’s it. If you marry the right person you’ll be fine. So my advice to all of you out there is to marry properly.”
‘Hope Springs’ is released in the Europe throughout the autumn.