From Hillbuzz, on the news that HEY THEY’RE GOING TO MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT MAGGIE THATCHER!
Hollywood’s reporting Meryl Streep’s next project will be portraying Baroness Thatcher in a new film called “Iron Lady”, which will depict her time as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Someone at the Academy should probably just start carving her name onto the Oscar already, because Meryl Streep + portraying a historical figure = Oscar nomination at the least. Considering the fact Helen Mirren and Forest Whitacker both won recently for playing Queen Elizabeth II and Idi Amin (respectively, as if that wasn’t already clear), and Dame Judi Dench has won for playing the OTHER Queen Elizabeth, this looks like a lock for Best Actress. And, of course, by this logic, Will Smith will win an Oscar for depicting America’s current queen, “Miss Thang”, whenever they get around to filming the Obama movie, which was at first rumored to be called “Hope and Change” but is now in development under the new working title “Chaos and Ineptitude”.
Does it count if I’m just quoting it?
Anyway, read the whole thing for their survey of the Ain’t It Cool News discussion threads on the subject so that you won’t have to. I get the impression that said threads were precisely as bad as you’d expect an unmonitored discussion of a strong conservative female politician to be…
PS: Relax. Meryl wants that third Oscar; if she gets the part, she’ll be distinctly uninterested in letting them give her an awful script.