As earlier reported, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt and Anna Kendrick have joined Ellen DeGeneres on her show to promote the theatrical release of “Into the Woods”. A full video (the sound is a bit odd at times, I know) as well as pictures from the taping have been added to the archives. Here’s some additional information:

The stars weren’t afraid to get silly as they demonstrated some awkward vocal exercises on Monday’s episode of Ellen. ‘My vocal teacher made me do the embarrassing one of goo goo gah gah gee goo gah gah gee,’ Emily, 31, said. ‘I was like, “I can’t do that. That’s awful.”‘ But Meryl, 65, had her beat, proclaiming, ‘I know one from drama school,’ before beginning to make deep guttural chanting noises: ‘Hung gah gah hung gah gah hung gah gah.’ Emily, Anna and Ellen all joined in, making for an entire chorus. Meryl then added, ‘And if you do that upside down, you go like this, it loosens all the…’ The ladies also played Heads Up! Pictures! They acted out things like marching, riding a horse, tight roping and even giving birth.

While the film won’t be released until next Summer, here’s a first chance to look at Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield rocking it in “Ricki and the Flash”. Directed by Jonathan Demme, the comedy drama centers on Ricki, a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune as a rock star. Decades later, she decides to be a mother again to her estranged children, one of whom is going through a rough divorce. Co-starring Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer, theatrical release is set for June 26, 2015 in the USA.

The past days, Meryl has attended two new events related to “Into the Woods”. There was a Holiday celebration for the film at Los Angeles’ SoHo House on December 17, as well as an All Guild Q & A at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2014. You can launch both new galleries below.

The full article from the Hollywood Reporter’s cover story has been added, with many thanks to Claudia. Also, scans from the November 2014 issue of People – thanks to Ali – and Total Film’s January 2015 issue have been added. Enjoy reading.

Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Total Film Magazine (United Kingdom, January 2015)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – The Hollywood Reporter (USA, December 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – People Magazine (USA, November 2014)

A new production still as well as two wonderful on-set pictures from “Into the Woods” have been added to the image library, alongside some great portraits from the recent Hollywood Reporter cover story. Check the previews below for all new additions.

Also on December 8th, presumably before the New York premiere, Meryl Streep and Anna Kendrick joined Patrick Harris, Wyatt Smith, Rob Marshall, Dion Beebe and James Lapine for a screening of the film by the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences. Pictures have been added to the image library with many thanks to Lindsey for the heads-up and contribution.

The New York premiere for “Into the Woods” took place yesterday and pretty much all of its key players were on hand to celebrate the film. Many pictures have been added to the image library. My biggest thanks to Lindsey for her wonderful contributions. More coverage and videos to follow.

Yesterday, Meryl Streep has attended the Kennedy Center Honors to pay tribute to honoree Sting. “He’s still unsatisfied… thinking, ‘What’s next? What’s left to discover?” Streep said. “In his search for his own truth, he whispers directly into our hearts”. It was a star-filled crowd, judging by these pictures, which show Meryl mingling with Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Steven Spielberg, Sting and Melanie Griffith. Pictures from the ceremony and after-party have been added to the image library.