Meryl Streep, the star of the new Margaret Thatcher film, “The Iron Lady” and considered one of the best living cinema actresses has made the cover of the Vogue’s January 2012 US issue.
For her much lauded performance as the Iron Lady and the 17 days leading up to the Falkland Islands conflict, Meryl Streep won the Best Actress award from the New York Critics Circle.
It is the first time the two-time Oscar winner and 16-time Academy Award nominee has appeared on the front of the US edition of the fashion magazine, although she made it to the cover for Vogue, France over two decades ago.
At 62, she reportedly said in the Vogue interview that she was the “oldest person” to do so and celebrity and fashion blogs today seemed to agree with her.
In the interview Meryl Streep reveals all the details of her interpretation of the British Primer Minister, one of the most demanding but satisfying roles she has played.
“The Iron Lady” is scheduled to hit UK cinemas next January 6. At the time of the filming Meryl Streep said that the “prospect of exploring the swathe cut through history by this remarkable woman is a daunting and exciting challenge. I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervour and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses - I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own!”
Streep has acted in countless movies from “A Cry in the Dark” to “The Devil Wears Prada” though she reportedly confessed to Vogue she thought her career had ended when she turned 40.
She told Vogue that after being offered three witch roles, she took the message as women in her age range were “grotesque on some level.”
In 2009, while promoting the Julia Child movie “Julia & Julia,” Streep told ABC News’ Diane Sawyer that she realized how fortunate she was to have the life she had.
She said she was happy to still be working “and to have people touched by my work … and it makes them laugh, or feel better, or think something that they didn’t think about before.”
“That’s really, that’s a wonderful thing,” she said.