I never thought I’d say this, but Meryl Streep just doesn’t have the acting chops.
At least not to play Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt.
I know it not because I’ve seen the film—it doesn’t come out until January—but from the trailers that are out so far.
See, I went to see the stage play, Doubt, with Ms. Cherry Jones in that role. I went to see it with le poèt de chien and if you’ll forgive the superlatives, but I just wasn’t the same after I saw her, in that. That night.
So sorry, Ms. Streep. Or probably Scott Rudin or Ellen Chenoweth. You should’ve gotten Cherry Jones.