Meryl Streep channels Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady
She’s tackled chef Julia Child; the-dingo-ate-my-baby Lindy Chamberlain; accused Commie spy Ethel Rosenberg; and gave a thinly veiled portrayal of Vogue dragon-lady-in-chief Anna Wintour.
Now Meryl Streep has transformed herself into yet another formidable woman: the Iron Lady herself, Margaret Thatcher. The trailer for the 20th Century Fox biography of the much-reviled former British Tory PM has been released. It’s called—what else?—the Iron Lady, and it's coming to screens January 2012.
Streep appears to be in fine form, as usual, though judging from this clip, she may be enjoying being Maggie a little too much. I mean, really, how often did Thatcher ever crack a smile—or a joke, for that matter?