Much has been made of Streep’s ability to ‘become’ a character. In the profile, she brightly explains just how deep the transformation goes: “I mean I’m not insane, I do know that I’m acting!” she laughs, ” but Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â you Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â forget about it, yeah. When you’re doing it right there is a thrilling suspension of the day to day and you’re in someone else’s head.”
Always affable and insightful, she takes a smart stance on a consistent line of questioning she has gotten over the years… based on the observation that she plays ‘a lot of strong minded women:’
“No one has ever asked an actor: ‘you’re playing a strong minded man.’ We assume that men are strong minded, or have opinions. But a strong minded woman is a different animal.”
The interview below centers mostly on Streep’s own journey, but at about 08:25 turns to Thatcher’s struggle with dementia and Streeps depiction of itÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â in the film. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â It’s compelling,
Streep exhibits a genuinely fun sense of humor through much of the interview, especially at the end when she mistakes the meaning of a particular word in the interview. Rather than be embarassed (or as many a star would d0 – try to get their publicist to have that part edited it out) she bursts into a joyous laughter.
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