Meryl would certainly do a fine job but what about other US actresses?
It's funny because back in the classic Hollywood era US actresses were not so reticent about playing famous historical roles. Bette Davis took on Elizabeth I twice, Katherine Hepburn took on Mary Queen of Scots, Norma Shearer played Marie Antoinette. Their modern successors in the US don't seem to want to follow in their footsteps, they prefer to leave it to the Brits or to Aussies like Cate Blanchett. Why is that?
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