Meryl Streep Wows on January 2012 Vogue Cover
She’s 62 – and a cover girl! Meryl Streep is featured on the cover of the new January 2012 issue of Vogue. The Oscar winner has been making headlines lately for her inspired performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, which opens in January.
Meryl says of public perception of Margaret: “There was a special venom reserved for her, I felt, because she was a woman. With any character I play, where she is me is where I meet her. It’s very easy to set people at arm’s length and judge them. Yes, you can judge the policies and the actions and the shortcomings—but to live inside that body is another thing entirely. And it’s humbling on a certain level and infuriating, just like it is to live in your own body. Because you recognize your own failings, and I have no doubt that she recognized hers.”
Meryl also talks about the dwindling Hollywood roles for aging actresses. After turning 40, Meryl says, “I remember turning to my husband and saying, ‘Well, what should we do? Because it’s over.’ ” Then she was offered roles of three different witches. “Once women passed childbearing age they could only be seen as grotesque on some level,” she says. But she kept fighting, and kept getting cast in great films.
We love you, Meryl! What do you think of the cover?