Meryl Streep is only two episodes into guest stint on Season 3 of Hulu Only murders in the buildingbut she has already made a huge impact not only with her acting, but also with her singing.
after Two critically acclaimed seasonsthe “building” referred to in the title is transformed from apartments into a stage for the third installment of this murder-mystery thriller, which this time centers around what happened to a stage actor played by sole actor Paul Rudd.
Tuesday’s new episode, called “Grab Your Hankies,” ended with an original song called “Look for the Light,” which was written by Bing Pasek, Justin Paul, and Sarah Parelli and performed by Streep and, finally, Ashley Park.
And just to break this down a bit; Park is a Tony-nominated Broadway star turned Hollywood star, songwriter Bareilles is also a Grammy Award-winning singer and performer, and Streep is, well, Meryl Streep.
Needless to say, the song was a huge hit with almost everyone, including Streep herself. Only murders in the building Showrunner John Hoffman He recently told TheWrap The actress instantly fell in love with the song when she first heard it over Zoom.
Meanwhile, viewers who are interacting on social media are pretty much ready for the entire album.
Streep has sung in movies before – eg Into the forest And Hey Mom! For example, for this episode, the episode’s director, Adam Shankman, told the Los Angeles Times that he wanted to highlight the simplicity of the performance. It seems to work.
Only murders in the building, which launched in 2021 and saw Steve Martin’s first regular starring role in a TV series, as well as stars Selena Gomez and Martin Short, with several guest stars joining each season. The song in Tuesday’s episode is part of a new idea from Short’s character to turn a drama into a musical to try to fire a killer. And while that may or may not help solve a murder this season, it did put Streep directly into the discussion for an Emmy.
Only murders in the building Stream new episodes every Tuesday on Hulu.