Los Angeles, Aug 5 (IANS) Hollywood actress Meryl Streep says she got tips on how to play the guitar from Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young.
Revealing how the pair met after being introduced by the director of her latest movie “Ricki And The Flash”, in which she plays a musician, the “The Iron Lady” star revealed that she learnt to play the instrument from Young in a 45-minute private lesson, reports femalefirst.co.uk
Talking about her meeting with the “Heart of gold” star, she said: “He gave me some advice. He saw all the amplifiers and cords and said ‘What is this s***?’. He said crank it up to 11. You’ve got to turn it up, turn it up loud.
“I didn’t know how to play guitar, I have been singing for a long time, but not really rock ‘n’ roll, nobody asked me to. I had my first guitar lesson when I said I would do the movie.
“So Jonathan (Demme), the director says, ‘Come by, Neil would love to meet you and maybe I’ll get him to give you a guitar lesson.’ So my first lesson was 45 minutes with Neil. He is amazing, it’s cool.”
The 66-year-old actress spoke about it during her appearance on the American late-night talk show “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”.