Looking beautiful in a black Stella McCartney dress and navy blue Lindsey Thornburg coat, Meryl Streep hit the red carpet at the UK Premiere of The Iron Lady held at the BFI Southbank in London, England on Wednesday, January 4th, 2012. She was joined by co-stars Anthony Head, Jim Broadbent, and mega-hunk Tom Hardy.
The biographical drama tells the story of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century’s most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.
The double Oscar winner confesses in an interview on the red carpet what it felt like to play this role.
“It was extremely daunting, because I’m from New Jersey,” Streep said in an interview ahead of the event. “And yet as an outsider, I felt something of what she might have felt.”
The Iron Lady opens in theaters on January 13th, 2012.
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