Meryl Streep, an American actress, has revealed that she locked herself away in her house to prepare for her role in ‘The Iron Lady’, which is an upcoming movie about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Phyllida Lloyd, the director of ‘The Iron Lady’ planned for the Academy award winning actress to rehearse in London before the film. However, the 62-year-old asked for a week alone where she could cram in as much information about the formidable politician
and shape herself perfectly for the role.

“I thought I’d really be prepared to do this one, some of them you can just sort of roll out of bed and go to work (laughs). This one, I realized that there would be a different kind of challenge. So I knew I had to read a lot, I gave a lot of time to that”,
Streep was quoted as saying to the media.

“But in terms of having the time to prepare, to immerse myself in the character, a lot of things happened in my life that I couldn’t get ready – life took over”

“So Phyllida had given us two weeks of rehearsal in London, I came and said, ‘Can we have one week of rehearsal, can I just sit in my house and eat, sleep and dream Margaret Thatcher for the other week?”

“And Phyllida said, ‘Yes.’ So that was amazing. I sort of went to jail, shut myself up and did all the cramming that I could. It was nerve-racking”, the well-known Hollywood actress concluded.

‘The Iron Lady’ is set to release worldwide on January 13.