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Into the Woods Q&A with Yahoo Movies

November 22, 2014 | New York, USA

A live stream Q&A with the director, screenwriter and ensemble cast from Into the Woods: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, James Lapine and Rob Marshall was held on November 22 live from the DGA Theater in New York.

According to Variety, one particular story from the Q&A was great for two reasons. First of all, it gives a good taste of the raconteur stylings of James Corden. Secondly, and more importantly, we get yet another installment in the Meryl Streep Is the Greatest Actress Alive legend. Corden explained to a delighted audience at New York’s Directors Guild of America theater how Streep got a little too involved in the physical aspects of her opening scene, leaping up on tables and chairs in a cumbersome rehearsal dress. As you can see from the way Meryl comes sliding into frame in the trailer, some of her more athletic choices made it into the final version of the film. But what didn’t make the final cut is how, after a particularly enthusiastic leap onto a table, Meryl started a nasty-looking fall that froze both Corden and director Rob Marshall on the spot. However, actress Emily Blunt sprang into action, saving both Meryl (and Into the Woods) from disaster. All this according to Corden. Who knows how much he exaggerated? But Blunt, Streep, and Marshall don’t deny the story, and I think we all prefer to live in a world where Meryl got so excited about playing a wicked singing witch she risked her life to give it her all. Meryl throwing herself headfirst into the role isn’t the only Streep gem from this particular Q&A. When asked if she thought Into the Woods would be too frightening for young children, Streep said she thought the movie was both scary and funny and attributes that humor to Chris Pine’s Prince Charming. Actress Anna Kendrick chimes in to give a share of the credit to Pine’s well-muscled chest, while Streep seems to think we have his hair to thank.