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Meryl Streep Sits In On Houses Of Parliament Session To Prepare For Margaret Thatcher Biopic

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We're not surprised to hear that she's taking the role so seriously! She is the BEST for a reason, you know!

Meryl Streep recently signed on to play the part of former UK head honcho Margaret Thatcher in a biopic called The Iron Lady, and was reported to be in attendance this morning at the Prime Minister's Question Time at the Houses of Parliament, in order to properly prepare for role.

Although the film will allegedly focus on the 17 days before the 1982 Falklands War, which was between the UK and Argentina, Thatcher was known to take part in two 15 minute Question Time sessions a week, so we think this is probably a smart way for her to start doing her homework!

Good lord, is there anyone this woman cannot play?!

We're very curious to see how she fares in this one!

Thoughts??

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15 comments to “Meryl Streep Sits In On Houses Of Parliament Session To Prepare For Margaret Thatcher Biopic”



  1. 1

    I know someone who waited on her in a restaurant and said she is SO NICE in person.
    so thats good.
    love her :)

  2. LLLiv says – reply to this


    2

    Poor M must have been bored shitless!
    Looking forward to seeing her perfect Lady T though…
    If anyone can do it, La Streep can!



  3. 3

    Dame Margaret Thatcher is in her dotage now, and senile as Winston Churchill also was.
    Certainly a complex figure.
    She raised two children who are clearly bigots (her son had a role in a failed coup in Africa–Equatorial Guinea?–and her daughter likened a Black tennis pro to a "golliwog" doll). Her ruthless stance against the Irish Republican Army nearly cost her her life. The guns of Brixton, and yes, the Falklands War. Her mind may be gone now, but she managed to attend Ronald Reagan's 2004 funeral.
    In the final analysis, she was an American ally during a very rough time–same as Tony Blair. Maybe what Fidel Castro says holds true for her as well: history will absolve her.
    One has to wonder why such a plum role is going to the American Meryl Streep rather than, say, the British Emma Thompson.



  4. 4

    She's amazing. She can do anything.



  5. 5

    Good lord, is there anyone this woman cannot play?! - FATBOY.

    .
    SHE CANT PLAY ARETHA FRANKLIN. GOTCHA!!!! BESIDES SHE'S NOT FUGLY OR FAT ENUFF. DONT THINK BLACK FACE OR 300 LB PROSTHETICS WILL WORK EITHER…



  6. 6

    oh like this hasn't been done a million times before? a thatcher themed drama about falklands era politics. very original.
    and i personally don't wish to see a glamourised portrayal of a woman who ensured that my mother remained unemployed and my father swept factor floors throughout the mid-late 80s, while we survived on £6 worth of food a week. not something i'd like to see on the big screen.



  7. 7

    margaret thatcher is a fucking bitch.. roll on the celebrations once the bitch dies.



  8. 8

    As long as she doesn't sing again.. She made my ears bleed watching Mama Mia



  9. 9

    "Thatcher was known to take part in two 15 minute QT sessions a week"… She wasn't "known" for doing it, it was part of her duty as PM, to make sure she was accountable to the Commons.



  10. 10

    Why Re: amycakes86
    We all know M. Thatcher was a bitch.

    Hence the title of this film, right?

    I don't think they're going to glamourize anything. Meryl Streep's roles are always fairly honest. Obviously nothing can ever be 100% honest in a movie, because reality can be awful to watch on the big screen.

    I think it's GREAT that they're doing this biopic. People should know what this woman put some people through. Awareness is a great thing.

    Meryl's going to kill this role, like everything else she does, with perfection. I think it's going to be fantastic, in a very educational sort of way.



  11. 11

    That's a very pretty picture of Meryl. She looks great!

  12. pj88 says – reply to this


    12

    I'm not seeing another OSCAR (that will come with August: Osage County), but certainly another nomination. Meryl is such an incredible actress, no doubt she will bring life to Maggie!



  13. 13

    Re: mikeyireland

    I couldn't agree more! There will be a great céilidh in Ireland the day she dies!!
    Also, poor Meryl's face is simply too beautiful to play such a haggard shrew.



  14. 14

    hurry up and die thatcher



  15. 15

    Why couldn't they get an English actress to play her? Are they going to accurately show how this hideous woman ruined the British economy and forced up unemployment when she destroyed the mining communities? No? Oh what a surprise - why does America think it can take English history and make it into fiction and have a whole nation be ok with it? I shake my head in despair.