American actress Meryl Streep, left, and British director Phyllida Lloyd pose after cracking open a barrel of sake at the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo Wednesday during an event to promote their film, "The Iron Lady." Streep, 62, won her third Academy Award for her portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The actress, making her 5th visit to Japan, said it was a challenge for her, as an outsider, to play a real person who is still both loved and reviled in equal measure in Britain. Asked by a Japanese reporter if she had picked up any tips playing Thatcher that she could give to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Streep -- who has won three Oscars and eight Golden Globes -- said with a laugh, "If Prime Minister Noda needs acting advice, he can come to me."
"The Iron Lady" opens in Japan on march 16.© Japan Today