Keegan-Michael Key on playing Meryl Streep’s love interest in ‘The Prom’

Keegan-Michael Key on playing Meryl Streep’s love interest in ‘The Prom’
Keegan-Michael Key on playing Meryl Streep’s love interest in ‘The Prom’
Keegan-Michael Key will appear opposite Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden and Kerry Washington in the upcoming Netflix Original The prom. The Ryan Murphy production – based on the Broadway musical of the same name – follows a group of Great White Way cast members who are looking for a little bit of good, but not too unattainable PR.
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So they go to Indiana to help a lesbian high school girl who is being prevented from attending her prom. The liberal New Yorkers who want to strengthen their negative public image find their hearts on the way. You are helping this young girl in a conservative city – one who doesn’t see her hatefulness and hypocrisy.

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During an interview with Conan O’Brien, Key discussed what it’s like to work across from Streep, delving specifically into her romantic arc with her character as well as their mutual kiss.

Keegan-Michael Key on Meryl Streep’s love interest in ‘The Prom’

O’Brien when he argues The prom noted with Key that Key plays the 21-time Oscar nominee and three-time winner Meryl Streep’s romantic interest. Key said that “life is really good” and “really can’t be better” in response to career opportunity. He goes on to explain what it’s like to work against such a remarkable artist, stating:

I will be the broad recipient. Who is the quarterback? Tom Brady. It’s really surreal. And to also … play the love interest. I would have been happy to just walk in the background and say, “Your coffee, mom.”

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Key is well aware of the caliber of the actor he’s working with. He doesn’t take it lightly and continues to talk about their mutual kiss.

The key to his wife’s humorous reaction when he found out about his kiss with Meryl Streep

Key tells O’Brien about his wife’s very weird reaction to the discovery that her husband would kiss Streep in the movie. Key said:

We share a kiss. We have a kiss in the movie. And my wife knows what I do for a living. She’s in the store … And I said, “Oh, I’m going to kiss Meryl Streep.” And she says, “You better get this DNA! She said, “Get this DNA!”

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O’Brien notes that such a comment is “so scary” that the two of them make fun of it. When the film hits Netflix in December, viewers will be able to see the lips of Streep and Key Lock. And get ready to see the entire cast sing and dance in a movie that’s designed to lift the mood.

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