Meryl Streep in a coral, belted dress at the ‘Hope Springs’ premiere: ageless & lovely?

My mother wants to see Hope Springs. I know she’s going to guilt me into taking her to see it. Hope Springs is that movie starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as an older married couple looking to rediscover their “spark” with the help of a marriage counselor played by Steve Carell. Considering Carell’s career trajectory (he usually plays lead characters at this point), I’m guessing he just did this movie because he wanted a chance to work with Meryl and Tommy Lee Jones. Now, I’ll see pretty much anything with Meryl, so that’s not my issue. I guess my issue is that Tommy seems like such a curmudgeon on and off-screen, and I don’t want to pay good money to watch him scowl through an entire film. Maybe it will be okay, though. Who can really scowl when Meryl Streep is around?

Anyway, these are new photos of the Hope Springs NYC premiere. I’m not expecting this to be some huge post with a lot of comments, which is a shame because everyone should love Meryl, and we should love Meryl vocally. Also: do you notice the way Meryl is kind of hiding her left hand? It’s because she gave herself a really bad cut while she was slicing an avocado in her Connecticut kitchen. Meryl just got a local doctor to patch her up and she continued to meet all of her professional obligations. Because she’s a pro. As for Meryl’s dress at the premiere – eh. The color is beautiful on her, her skin looks great, and I love her hair. The dress looks kind of cheap, though, and I’m not wild about the thick belt.

Here’s the trailer for Hope Springs:

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. Ol'Miss says:

    <3 her!! She is so unlike the rest of the entertainment industry!

  2. Jag says:

    Almost didn’t recognize Tommy Lee! He’s aged. Meryl looks great, but I’m still boycotting her. lol

  3. Smokey blues says:

    Love and respect her! But not loving the dress, she is kind of drowning in her clothes here.

  4. Kathryn says:

    Talented, smart, and gorgeous! I’ll be lucky if I age as well as she has when I get to be her age.

  5. Masque says:

    Awwww, she pinned her bodice so her cleavage doesn’t hang out. I do the same thing so this just makes me like her more.

  6. Genevieve says:

    You know what? I’m sure if she REALLY went on the hunt for the perfect stylist, she could have done something completely fab. But, hey…

    This is Meryl Streep, FGS! I think her dress is flattering and age appropriate. Most importantly to me, I just flat-out adore her. She could turn up at a premiere in a Bjork-style swan dress and I’d still blatantly worship her. I will have great difficulty dragging hubby to see this flick…if I can’t, so what, I’ll wait for PPV. I am always excited by a new Meryl Streep flick, so YAY!

  7. the original bellaluna says:

    I just love her! I really enjoyed “It’s Complicated” and I can’t wait to see this!

    Meryl Streep? Good!

    Tommy Lee Jones? Good!

    Together? GREAT!

  8. RocketMerry says:

    Lovely! Though I wish she wouldn’t wear her glasses on the red carpet. Other than that, she could wear a garbage bag and be gorgeous. Sigh…

  9. AfroSappho says:

    I think Meryl looks amazing. Can we please talk about Steve Carrell?! He is such a babe.

  10. daisydoodle says:

    working in hand surgery last week and the surgeon said the number one reason people need hand repairs with knife cuts are avacados…be careful people…

    • Kim says:

      Why are avocados the high risk dangerous produce?

    • NYC_girl says:

      I investigated how to remove the pit because I was afraid of slicing my hand. You have to slowly cut around the length of the avocado (top to bottom) and give it a little twist so the halves come apart. Then lay the half with the pit on a towel, or hold it in one hand and watch your fingers – with a sharp knife, give the pit a little hit with the blade. The blade will stick to the pit and you can pull it out easily.

  11. JRD says:

    Did Steve Carell stop dyeing his hair? Thank God! It was looking like shoe polish!

  12. RHONYC says:

    the black belt is a bit too heavy for her lovely dress, but she’s Meryl fuggin’ Streep…she can do no wrong. ;-)

  13. Lipsy says:

    Ummmm HELLOOOOO Steve Carrell looks really great with that salt and pepper hair.

  14. Nessa says:

    Meryl is the best. She can do no wrong.

    This is the first time I have seen pictures of Steve Carrell and thought he was hot!

  15. ladybert62 says:

    AWFUL OUTFIT – looks like something she threw on as she ran out the door – and her hair and makeup! At least make an attempt to look like a star Meryl!

  16. Lucinda says:

    The movie looks adorable. Meryl has worked hard to earn this golden age in her career where it seems she can do little to know wrong. I haven’t seen a movie of late with her in it where I didn’t thoroughly enjoy her performance (even if the rest of the movie was crap, which really they haven’t been).

  17. Ellen says:

    EW (Lisa Schwartzbaum) gave the movie enough praise for me to go see it. Streep and Jones and Carrell? Come ON. Only it’s a little strange they didn’t release it in Sept/Oct. It feels weird for August, maybe?

  18. Diana says:

    What an inspiration for women everywhere! I too am part of the Meryl loving fanclub. Just goes to show, if you are good at your chosen profession, you will keep on working. She has never been excessive or vain – always come across humble and so very real. Meryl Streep has totally tapped into the secret and you can tell she has such a zest for life. Happy for her success and feel grateful that she shares her brilliance with us all. Totally love her!!

  19. JustJen says:

    There is no comparison…the one and only Meryl Streep.

    I’ve always thought that it said something about her that while every other actress on the red carpet would be prancing around in Manolos, being asked about who dressed them, she’s front and center in something off the rack (no other excuse for the fit) shining brighter and keeping the focus on the film.

  20. Cody says:

    I love Meryl. I think she sends such a positive image to all different age women. She is a class act. Steve is becoming quite a sexy dude.

  21. j.eyre says:

    I am not crazy about the belt but I do like her shoes. I like the color of her dress as well. I agree that she and Tommy Lee Jones should be good together, they are both so talented.
    Steve Carrell and his wife both look great; I love her smile in that one picture. It will be nice to see Steve play against type.

  22. Jennifer says:

    Looking forward to this movie! They all look great.

  23. nettie says:

    Steve Carell’s wife looks familiar to me.

  24. Rux says:

    I echo your statements. I will see anything with Meryl. I love her so much. Death Becomes Her is on Cinemax this month and EVERY SINGLE TIME it is on whether at the beginning, middle or end I will watch it. It’s not some Oscar Worthy film but I love Meryl in it and her chemistry with Goldie Hawn; it’s my guilty pleasure. Just like today, which is Law & Order SVU marathon. I have priorities.

  25. ZigZagZoey says:

    Uh, I guess I’m the only one who does not really want to see this movie.
    Old people having sex with old people? I’ll pass.
    The actors are great, but still….
    Oh and I am 47, not exactly young!
    I also find it strange that she would actually use a safety pin! She couldn’t have had someone sew it for her? She also could have gotten her roots done!
    Sorry that this post sounds as if I don’t like her…I do like her very much.

    • Chatcat says:

      Zig…I am 49 and feel the same way! LOL

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        Ah good! We can go see something else together! I was sorta surprised Total Recall did so badly. I thought it looked pretty good, and I like him! Must have been because of the uber boring Jessica Biel….!

      • Chatcat says:

        Yes, if I am going to live 49 y/o sex, then I want to watch younger sex! LOL

        My best friend and I continually disagree over Biel. Well, we actually agree she has a banging bod, but bf thinks she has a pretty face and all I can see is a Pegasus horse head. She also thinks she has a cute personality, and as her bf I am compelled to take her to a shrink! :)

      • ZigZagZoey says:

        It just kills me how Biel dresses! She does have an amazing body, but wears awful neutral colors and awful shaped dresses all the time! Sometimes I think she is pretty, sometimes no so much. Have never been a JT fan at all. However, I did just see him in the movie In Time, and I thought he was actually good in it.
        Sorry so off topic!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I LOVE LOVE LOVE Meryl Streep but this movie looks like a big steaming pile of horse shit. Sorry.

        Old people doing the nasty, old people fighting, old people weeping, old people making up, old people having make-up sex.
        Ugh. No thanks.

        I get sad when I see stuff like this because I hope that this isn’t what Streep gets relegated to, as far as available movie roles go.
        This woman is a national treasure and needs to keep scoring the amazing, meaty roles that we know she can handle with ease.

        I don’t want to see her and Susan Sarandon stuck doing the female version of The Bucket List.

  26. MST says:

    The dress is a pretty color and looks like its made from silk from the slight sheen, but I don’t like that big ugly belt. It looks like something Puss In Boots would wear. A self-belt (made out of the same fabric as the dress) would look much nicer, but you don’t see them too much anymore, unfortunately.

  27. Turtle Dove says:

    Meryl looks gorgeous. The color is great on her. I think that the belt is okay. Belts are a big trend item for the fall.

    My issue is with her eyes. I have dry eyes too and she needs to maintain this condition because it can look very red. In a pinch, if it’s bad, you can apply some flesh, or even white, along the lower eyelid will perk the area up.

    Love Steve’s tie. He looks really fantastic. Very polished.

  28. IzzyB says:

    Huge props to Meryl for staying away from plastic surgery. She still looks gorgeous.

    This film doesn’t really appeal to me but it doesn’t look awful and cringe-worthy like so many RomComs out there.

  29. lucy2 says:

    Don’t care for the belt, but it’s Meryl, who cares! She’s always great.

  30. Janet says:

    She’s a marvelous actress and she’s looking good for her age, but let’s face it, folks, her sense of style is zero to non-existent.

    I wish she’d return to the platinum blond she wore in “The Devil Wears Prada”. She totally rocked that white hair. She was my inspiration to go gray.

  31. Scorellini says:

    Just watched the trailer. Umm, I really want to see this movie.

  32. Elizabeth Rose says:

    I did the exact same thing! I have a scar on my hand from slicing an avacado. I guess I can at least say I have something in common with someone as fabulous as Meryl!

  33. cd says:

    no, she is ageing, but she still looks lovely. women, like men, do age and are still valid human beings. i realise that’s a very rare things in hollywood, and rarer still, a wrinkle….

  34. erica says:

    Why do you wish she wouldn’t wear her glasses on the red carpet? She looks amazing in them!

    And can I just say that I’ve had a crush on Steve Carell forever, but he is looking HOTTER than ever!!!!

  35. skuddles says:

    Can’t say I’m always crazy about Meryl’s fashion choices but who cares – she’s Meryl Streep! I’d still love her even if she wore a burlap bag :)

  36. mek821 says:

    I want to be Meryl Streep. She is perfection.

  37. Fue McCormick says:

    When it comes to clothing this woman has shit for taste … but, Lord, I am madly in love with her …

  38. Kristy says:

    My twins played Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones Grandson in the movie. I must say….Meryl Streep was nothing short of AMAZING not only as an actress, but as a person. She is so genuine, compassionate, kind, caring, friendly and most of all made us feel so comfortable. She was AMAZING with my twins. They wiped her lipstick off her face numerous times. She loved, hugged, kissed them and sucked on their little fingers as if they were her own Grandchildren. I was lucky enough to spend the entire day with her, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Marin Ireland and Patch Darragh (who played my twin’s parents) where we filmed on Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, CT. You can see my twins in the very end of the movie (Kay’s “fantasy”). Absolutely, one of the most memorable days in my life.