Streep plays Violet Weston, the matriarch of the Weston family, in this drama directed by John Wells. When their father goes missing, her strong willed daughters return to the Oklahoma Plains home where they were raised by this resentful, pill-popping woman. Co-starring Julia Roberts, Chris Cooper, Margo Martindale, Juliette Wilson, Sam Shephard, and Julianne Nicholson.
I resisted doing this initially, the part, because of that. I just thought, ‘uhhhh,’ because on so many levels — physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally, Violet is enraged and/or in pain or drugged at any given time.