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.
A great cover and in-depth article on “Into the Woods” by The Hollywood Reporter: When Stephen Sondheim summons, you answer the call. And so it was that in the spring of 2013, Meryl Streep found herself arriving at the 84-year-old composer’s five-story Manhattan townhouse. She’d just been cast as the Witch in the big-screen version of Into the Woods, Sondheim’s darkly twisted musical about fractured fairy tales. Rob Marshall, who would direct Streep in the film — opening Christmas Day — also was called to the town house, as was James Lapine, who wrote the book for the play. But none of them had any idea why they had been bidden.
It turned out Sondheim had a new tune he wanted to run by them. It was called “She’ll Be Back,” and the composer thought the Witch could sing it at the point in the story when Rapunzel (played by MacKenzie Mauzy) escapes from the tower to run off with a handsome prince (Billy Magnussen). “I was in his living room and I had the sheet music in front of me and I was gasping because I didn’t know where to look,” recalls Streep. “I thought, ‘Is he going to ask me to sing it for him?’ Because I could never do that.” The complete article can be read here.
Congratulations to Meryl Streep for receving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination as Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for “Into the Woods”. She shares the category with Patricia Arquette (Boyhood), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game), Emma Stone (Birdman) and Naomi Watts (St. Vincent). Surprisingly, the cast of “Into the Woods” has not received a nomination for Best Ensemble. The Screen Actors Guild Awards will be handed out on January 25. The Golden Globe nominations will be announced tomorrow. Also, don’t miss Meryl’s appearance tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman and Nightline’s special segment on “Into the Woods.
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.
Edit: More clips, including a lenghty press junket interview and a segment with E! Entertainment, have been added to the video archive as well. Yesterday, ABC aired their World News Tonight segment on “Into the Woods”, featuring an interview with Meryl on the streets of New York, and joined by her co-stars for a conversation about the film. It looks like this is only an apetizer since the cast will be featured on Nightline next week. The full video as well as screencaptures can be found in the archives. Many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.
This morning, Meryl has been a guest on Live with Kelly and Michael to talk about “Into the Woods” (and her disastrous Thanksgiving). The full interview and screencaptures can be found in the image and video archives. Also, Meryl’s speech at the Gotham Independent Film Awards have been added alongside screencaptures, a new segment from Entertainment Tonight, featuring interviews with Meryl, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine, and press images from the taping of “Good Morning America” with many thanks to Claudia for sending them in. Enjoy the new additions.
Video Archive – Talkshows – Live with Kelly and Michael (2014)
Video Archive – Award Shows – Gotham Independent Film Awards (2014)
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (December 02, 2014)
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2014 – Taping of Good Morning America (December 02, 2014)
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2014 – Gotham Independent Film Awards – Screencaptures
Image Library – Television Appearances – Talkshows – Live with Kelly and Michael (2014)
Last night, Meryl atended the 2014 Gotham Independent Film Awards to present the Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance to Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo in the film Foxcatcher. Carell picked up the honour on behalf of the trio and joked about the fact Meryl Streep was on hand to give him the trophy, stating, “They got Meryl Streep to come here and give us this award. Suck on that!” Pictures from the ceremony can be found in the image library.