In her long and celebrated career, it seems like Meryl Streep never met an accent she didn’t like — and master. We’ve heard her do Italian, Danish, Irish-American, Australian, Midwestern, Julia Child — a category in itself. In her latest film, The Iron Lady, Streep dons The King’s English in her buzz-worthy portrayal of the politically polarizing and historically unforgettable Margaret Thatcher.
What’s her secret? According to Streep, accents are the simple stuff. “You know, that’s like the easiest thing I do,” Streep said Tuesday night at a panel with Iron Lady director Phyllida Lloyd. “The kid part of it is copying a voice I’ve heard.”
That’s not to say the task is easy, but Streep said that when she dives into the mind and motivation of a character, the voice follows. “To capture how someone speaks is to capture them,” she said. READ FULL STORY