Streep Finds Her Inspiration In Thatcher
American actress MERYL STREEP used former British Prime Minister MARGARET THATCHER for inspiration when creating her character in remake THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE.
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 behaviour.
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.03/09/2004 13:08