Meryl Streep may have turned 62 this year, but there's proof that her best years have yet to come. Meryl is the oldest star to cover Vogue magazine — and rather than hide from that fact, she's embracing it.
No bad Photoshop job here. Meryl looks gorgeous on the cover and appropriately her age.
“I remember turning to my husband and saying, ‘Well, what should we do? Because it’s over,’” Meryl recalled about turning 40 to Vogue.
And Meryl thought she was right, at first. The Academy Award-winning actress received three offers to play a witch in different movies the following year.
“Once women passed childbearing age, they could only be seen as grotesque on some level,” she thought.
But Meryl's offers keep improving regardless of her age.
For example, of the movie It's Complicated, Meryl says, “in the period of Silkwood, that could never have been made, with a 60-year-old actress deciding between her ex-husband and another man. With a 40-year-old actress it would never have been made.”
Now, Meryl is taking on the role of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady and cares about it deeply "because the material embedded in it is a lot of what I've been thinking about."
"I have always liked and been intrigued by older people, and the idea that behind them lives every human trauma, drama, glory, jokes, love."