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The Story Behind Meryl Streep's 'Just Kill' Duo With Ashley Park (EXCLUSIVE)

For the latest episode, the actresses teamed up for ‘Find the Light’ by Sara Bareilles co-stars ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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Warning: This post contains spoilers for Season 3, Episode 3, of Hulu Only murders in the building.

Meryl Streep She is known for bringing emotion to each of her performances and duets with cast members Ashley Park On Tuesday’s episode of Only murders in the building He was no exception.

On Hulu’s latest episode, the two actresses teamed up for the song “Find the Light,” a groovy tune written by the Grammy-winning artist. Sarah Bareilles In collaboration with songwriters Bing Basic and Justin Paul.

“You know, we’re always, always looking for any reason whatsoever to work with Sara Bareilles, and this really felt like the perfect opportunity to do that,” the Academy and Tony Award-winning authors told PEOPLE EXCLUSIVELY. “Writing a song together, for Meryl Streep, was something beyond any of our wildest dreams. It has been the honor of a lifetime to watch a legend, at once fascinating and humble, at work.”

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Bareles said New York times Last week, I relished the opportunity to “adapt” the song to Streep’s strengths, there was so much tenderness in (Meryl’s) vulnerability. She let that speak through her singing. “

Pasek and Paul agree. “Her performance in this number is equal parts soulful, tender, and vulnerable, and full of her signature quiet strength,” they tell People. “It’s incredibly unoriginal but nonetheless it’s true to say that when the opportunity to work with Meryl comes along, you just jump.”

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Pareles also told PEOPLE in a statement that being “invited” to join such an “undeniably joyful” collaboration was a no-brainer.

“I am very fond of Only killing and Pasek & Paul, so the idea of ​​writing together for the first time, especially doing something for someone like Meryl Streep, really felt like a dream.”

Of working with the actresses, she said, “Meryl was sweet and focused, and I loved her music and willingness to share her career. Ashley Park’s wonderful counter-melody was added later, and I had goosebumps the first time I heard it. It couldn’t have been a smoother experience – how lucky I am to be a part.” Of which! “

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On Tuesday’s episode of deleteBroadway director Oliver Putnam (Martin Short) made a last-ditch effort to salvage his faltering new play by turning it into the renamed Song and Dance Scene rattle dazzle.

After Oliver tinkers with the “Look for the Light” melody throughout the episode, the song takes center stage at the end of the hour when Unconfirmed Reading star Loretta (Streep) steps up to perform it in its entirety for the first time. The animated performance signaled a turning point when the cast, crew, and investors finally agreed that the show might, in fact, have a chance at success.

Related: ‘Only Murders in the Building’ Season 3: Everything you need to know

Adding to the magnetic moment, Kimber (Park) joins Loretta at the end of the song, and their voices blend seamlessly. But this beauty is belied by a more sinister undercurrent like Oliver’s podcast partner Mabel (Selena Gomez) and cinematographer Topper (Jesse Williams) uncovered a seemingly crucial piece of evidence murder mystery this season leading them to suspect that Kemper may, in fact, be behind the death of the show’s leading man Ben (Paul Rudd).

It was truly a head-turning moment, not only because of the inspiring song, but also because of the investigation led by Mabel, Oliver, and Charles Hadden Savage (Steve Martin) may hinge on the fact that the handkerchief Ben was carrying when his body was discovered may have been his dying attempt to provide a clue as to the identity of his killer. As it happened, Kimber was the only member to lose her handkerchief as this week’s batch ended.

Craig Blankenhorn / Hulu

Craig Blankenhorn / Hulu

“Look for the Light” is just one musical number that will be featured in the third seasonstrange episodeMichael R Jackson Will provide new material, as will Hairspray Visions Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman In addition to Pasek and Paul, who are known for their work in Dear Evan HansenAnd The greatest showman And La La Land.

Related: a surprise! Meryl Streep is joining season 3 of ‘Murders in the Building Only’ as Steve Martin reveals filming has begun

back in january, delete a star Steve Martin It was revealed that Streep will be joining the ranks of Rudd for the third season with a shared photo on Twitter.

The black and white photo was a selfie featuring Martin, Streep, Rudd, Short and Gomez.

Steve Martin / Instagram

Steve Martin / Instagram

Filming Season 3 Only murders in the building It started!” Martin, 77, captioned the post at the time. “The dream cast.”

Gomez, 31, also joined in the excitement shortly after Martin’s announcement by posting a video to her Instagram showing the stars welcoming Rhode, 54, and Streep, 74.

“Hey guys, we’re on set! What are we shooting? Season 3! The gang is back!” Gomez said as she pointed the camera at Martin and Short, 73. “Wow! Could this honestly get any better? Oh wait!”

Then she turned the camera to Rudd and eventually to Streep, excitedly revealing the full crew working on Season 3.

Related: Paul Rudd Still Allows Time for “Only Murder” With Idol Steve Martin Sink In: ​​”How Lucky Am I Lucky I?”

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