American actress Meryl Streep used former British Prime Minister MARGARET
THATCHER for inspiration when creating her character in remake THE MANCHURIAN
The OSCAR-winning star looked towards 'The Iron Lady' - who ruled the UK
from 1979 until 1990 - for ideas on ELEANOR SHAW's dress sense and
At a press conference at the Venice Film Festival yesterday (02SEP04),
Streep said, "The idea of two quite prominent earrings, the necklace and a pin
(brooch) influenced me.
"Margaret Thatcher is very constrained. My character's like a locomotive.
In England everyone thinks I'm doing Margaret Thatcher. In the US they think
it's Hilary Clinton.