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Meryl Streep Covers 'Vogue' January 2012

Meryl Streep Covers 'Vogue' January 2012

Meryl Streep looks positively radiant on the cover of Vogue‘s January 2012 issue, on newsstands Tuesday (December 20).

Here’s what the 62-year-old legendary actress and star of The Iron Lady had to share:

On playing Margaret Thatcher: “With any character I play, where she is me is where I meet her. It’s very easy to set people at arm’s length and judge them. Yes, you can judge the policies and the actions and the shortcomings – but to live inside that body is another thing entirely. And it’s humbling on a certain level and infuriating, just like it is to live in your own body. Because you recognize your own failings, and I have no doubt that she recognized hers.”

On feeling strongly about the film: “Because the material embedded in it is a lot of what I’ve been thinking about. The themes in the film, which I don’t feel like underlining, have interested me for a while. And you never see these subjects covered in films normally, and so that was very thrilling.”

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Photos: Annie Leibovitz
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  • The Dame

    I love Meryl Streep! An incredible actress worthy of the utmost honour!

  • MrJeffery

    great to see someone older on the cover! she’s wonderful.

  • helena

    She looks so young! Love her!

  • Actress Extraordinaire!

    The best actress America has ever produced she is so good she could be British.

  • whoopsie

    This is a REAL actress… no mediawh*ring, no hype, no scandals… truly classy, decent & talented one.
    Take that Kardashian sisters, Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Blake Lively etc.

  • tish

    Love Meryl, some of the best films i have ever seen have been hers.

    Hats off to Meryl Streep!!

  • Nina

    Love Meryl and it’s so refreshing to see an actress with NO plastic surgery. I’m going to grow old gracefully too. We need to break the cycle of trying to fight aging.

  • hey777

    beautiful at any age! GO meryl!

  • Hollywood

    She still looks beautiful…

  • Bowie

    Best actress ever. She’s the example of a woman who has a life and who is so real. She should get as many comments as Angelina and Brad.

  • Lol

    I still couldn’t believe that Meryl Streep hadn’t had a Vogue cover until today. The actress who did nothing already has a Vogue cover, but legendary Streep only now gets her cover?! Shame on them! Anyways, I like this shot of her, she looks young and fresh. But wish Anne L. did something different with this cover, as it resembles very much the latest cover of Charlize Theron.

  • Rose

    beautiful and talented

  • John R.

    I admire Meryl Streep for her sheer dedication to her craft . She is definitely one of the greatest living actresses.

  • Carmen

    Love Meryl¡¡ She is amazing¡¡

  • nathan

    wow….she is 62 & still looks amazing & fabulous…
    love her so much..
    Meryl is a real Queen of hollywood !!!!

  • jess
  • sindywhereyube

    i bow down meryl….i bow down

  • Marlene

    She is just ageless and gorgeous, a true star, and the best actress, I looooove seeing her on Vogue, although I agree that she should have been on the Cover many times before, it’s about time!
    Meryl is just perfect!

  • m

    chapeau meryl

  • Abigail

    One word. CLASSY.

  • Andamentothat

    Beautiful :) refreshing to see her on the cover. I will get this issue :)