We most certainly don't expect you to religiously watch Ellen every day. Presumably, you have some semblance of a life. However, for Tuesday's show at least, the Ellen DeGeneres–hosted daytime staple is quite worth catching.
Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks joined DeGeneres to discuss their excellent new film The Post, a guaranteed Oscar contender. DeGeneres also asked both acting icons to reveal their favorite moments of each other's careers. For both actors, naming a single favorite proved impossible.
"Immediately I thought Sully, Bridge of Spies, because they're the most recent ones," Streep said of Hanks. "But I really love Charlie Wilson's War and I really love Forrest Gump." Hanks named Streep's memorable characters in The Devil Wears Prada, Sophie's Choice, Out of Africa, and The Iron Lady as his favorites. DeGeneres then challenged both to give their own take on classic characters from each other's prolific filmography, including a Hanks version of Streep's Miranda Priestly and Streep's rendition of Hanks' Gump.
Monday night, Streep was met with a different sort of challenge when Jimmy Kimmel conducted an Oscars quiz:
In Steven Spielberg's The Post, Streep and Hanks star as the Washington Post's Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee. Spielberg's critically acclaimed film centers on the Post and the New York Times' journey toward releasing the Pentagon Papers. The Globes-nominated film also stars Sarah Paulson, Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk, and Bradley Whitford. Go see it, squidbrains.