Meryl Streep's Iron Lady pain

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A 17-year-old high school student (Anna Paquin) witnesses a bus accident in New York City and gets caught up in the aftermath. Matt Damon stars as her high school teacher while Mark Ruffalo acts as the bus operator. Written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan.
December 12th, 2011

Meryl Streep found filming 'The Iron Lady' "very painful".

The 62-yewar-old actress portrays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the movie and because it was shot on such a tight budget, the long days of filming were very gruelling.

She said: "It was difficult for me physically because I spend at least 40 per cent of the film as an old woman,

"We were on a tiny budget, we had very long days and there was no rest. Standing for 12 hours at a time was very painful and all I wanted was a great masseur."

Meryl also admitted she was very nervous on her first day of filming and is grateful to her British co-stars for their support.

She said: "I walked into the rehearsal hall and there were 45 of the most wonderful British actors and they'd all done deep homework into the characters they were portraying, so I never felt more like I was from New Jersey than at that moment. But they were really generous and gave me credibility and I'm very grateful to them."