Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is set to take to the stage with New York's Major Michael Bloomberg next week (08Nov10) to host the politician's annual arts and culture prize-giving.
The Sophie's Choice star will help present the trophies at the Mayor's Awards for Arts & Culture, which honour the achievements of artistic New Yorkers, at the Lincoln Center in Manhattan next Monday (08Nov10).
And Bloomberg admits he is extremely nervous about co-hosting the event with such an impressive star.
He tells the New York Daily News, "She is one of the greatest actresses of our time, so I've got a lot of rehearsing to do before next Monday."