The Netflix original film is likely to be released later this year
Miriam Shor to be part of Bradley Cooper’s upcoming film Maestro
And there’s a new addition to the cast of actor-director Bradley Cooper’s much-awaited Leonard Bernstein biopic! Actress Miriam Shor, who is widely known for her work in comedy drama television series Younger, will be playing actor-model Cynthia O’Neal, a friend of the legendary musician and his wife Felicia Montealegre, in Netflix’s Maestro.
Apart from starring as the legendary conductor-composer-pianist, Bradley has also directed the film and co-wrote it with Josh Singer. The upcoming biographical drama film also features Carey Mulligan, Matt Bomer, Maya Hawke, Sarah Silverman, Michael Urie and Gideon Glick in pivotal roles.
Miriam recently told Variety, “I play Cynthia O’Neal, who was a very good friend of the Bernsteins, particularly his wife, Felicia. I mean, that was unbelievable. Because an actor who also directs, to get to work with Bradley… he’s a savant. It’s miraculous. So that was really special, I was really grateful.” That said, the actress added that she is yet to reach out to Cynthia about her portrayal in the film.
The plot of Maestro revolves around Leonard and Felicia’s romance and 25-year-marriage. After the legendary musician’s death in 1990 (at the age of 72), his wife had acknowledged that he was gay and had sexual relationships with men.
It’s considered a passion project for Bradley, who was earlier quoted saying, “All I wanted was to be a conductor since I was a kid. I was obsessed with it. Even asked Santa Claus for a baton when I was eight. Listening to music, falling in love with it and being able to really know every single moment of a piece, like Tchaikovsky’s Opus 35 in D major, this violin concerto. I could do it as if I know everything about it without really being able to speak the language, obviously.”
Meanwhile, Miriam also featured in Netflix films - The Midnight Sky and Lost Girls - recently, while on TV, she was part of The Americans and The Good Wife.