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Great American actress Meryl Streep is the January cover star of American Vogue.

This marks the 62-year-old’s first ever Vogue cover, as well as giving her the distinction of being Vogue’s oldest ever cover star! 

Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Meryl talks about her upcoming film Iron Lady and portraying character Margaret Thatcher.

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Streep told Vogue in an interview:

“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.” 

Meryl is the oldest woman since 59-year-old Priscilla Presley covered the magazine’s August issue in 2004.

The spread, shot in Upstate New York, features Meryl in the likes of Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren. Meryl also makes a stop in D.C and was photographed with friends Maya Angelou, Barbara Bush and Senator Susan Collins, visiting the Women’s History Museum.

It’s beautiful to see women of age get together for better purpose in a high end shoot.

More Meryl in the gallery!

SOURCE: Vogue