Watch Meryl Streep Have a Blast Learning Guitar from Neil Young (VIDEO)
Streep engages in some Wayne's World-style worshipping at one point
National Treasure Meryl Streep insisted on actually learning how to play guitar for her role in Ricki and the Flash. And when you’re onscreen alongside Rick Springfield, you’d better have a decent teacher to whip you into shape.
So, Streep, 66, got Neil Young. Earlier this month, Streep spoke on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon about her guitar lesson with Young, which essentially boiled down to “crank it up to 11.”
And now we’ve got video footage of the pair’s meeting. Streep wasn’t exaggerating: You can see Young roll all the knobs on the amp up and start making some very Neil Young-esque noise. The real fun of the video is watching Streep react – she seems absolutely blown away by the sounds Young is conjuring up and engages in some Wayne’s World-style worshipping.