Exclusive: Meryl Streep, Part 2
Oscar-winning actress on 'Huckabee'
- Duration 5:42
- Date Feb 4, 2012
Oscar-winning actress on 'Huckabee'
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And -- -- street -- the remarkable resemblance.
You had to Margaret Thatcher those of us is senior in so many different roles I -- there was a time and had to remind myself.
Your Meryl Streep and you're portraying Margaret -- that's not really Margaret Thatcher because.
The physical transformation was stunning I want you to talk about.
What did they do in terms of the make up and and all of the things that you had to prepare for just to look so remarkably like Margaret Thatcher.
What will thank you very much and on behalf of my make up man.
And my team really.
I've been working with the same make -- man and hairdresser for thirty.
Five years we started in.
The public here in in New York City and he does have breached my hair for so -- choice and he did my hair today.
Boy did he ever -- -- the right wagon.
Well he's also just a master at but Andy knows what I like to do I like to transform.
The physical because it makes you.
It makes it easier to get into the interior of -- care -- so is the more believable you are physically the more we'll.
Go into who I mean -- believe who you are.
And in England we have we met British -- FedEx designer who is maybe.
The genius of -- and then I've ever -- have -- and a lot I've played old ladies and out of Africa and everything but.
This from this guy was so together Roy -- and mark -- the British kind.
Made these four decades very very believable and the way they did it.
Was by doing less and less we did for.
Different sessions of testing.
And each time.
I said take away take away team away because.
The key to.
I think aging.
Make -- is that you see the person not stuff you know I -- so.
We found certain things.
That really signify like it generals in the neck that.
They're just minimal but then when you apply that and with the tissues the that -- hand that mark had.
And -- is the iconic hair it it it worked really well and I -- everything.
Everything to -- you think Roy can make me look like George -- I don't.
It wouldn't close the.
Are you guys laughing.
Let's talk about Margaret Thatcher because she was historic not only because of the views that she had she was -- she was the first female prime minister and in a very man's British world yes so health.
Did you find.
That she was able to overcome the natural prejudices that people had toward a warm and being not just in the government that being the prime minister.
You know the weird thing is.
-- for a British people I think was that a grocers daughter.
We made this more so than the morally it was class more than loud and being a woman mean yes it was very.
They were they had very specific ideas of what each genders job should be in the world.
And politics religion I think there were 635.
Members of parliament and there were seventeen women when she entered as a 24 year we've got another clip from the film I wanna ask -- about it after we watch.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Yeah gentleman -- perhaps it can walk and he took what I'm saying.
I'm -- it.
-- One of the things that I think we all have to love about Margaret Thatcher she was fearless.
I'm challenging in the face of opposition she was she is.
She is and he's fearless and and think it's a great quality it's equality you really want.
In leader is -- It is the quality the -- someone who just haven't really care what everyone thinks about never heard -- is frankly.
There's always going to be a number of people who don't like -- but she did care about.
Getting her message across and she realists -- very -- that in order to.
Being elected and to be seen she had to kind of transformers up because when women.
Raise their voices they kind of get.
Been you know -- the big room.
I'm very familiar with this economic.
She realized that she could have more authority and she could kind of cut through the argument.
If she lowered her voice and she spoke like -- it's -- and it sounded more authoritative.
And and that was something.
That she very design it to me.
Worked on she did that in order to have a more effective role in government now yes is she just play acting now she understood that the need.
To play her role -- as effectively as possible yes well -- we've got a lot more to talk about so I.