Into The Woods looks set to be the first big box office smash of the year. It’s an adult Fairytale with elements of Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel and suitable for all ages with Meryl Streep being terrifying for all age groups and British comedian James Corden brining the laughs.
It’s already out in the US, but the stars all came to London for the British premiere at the Curzon Mayfair and I grilled them about the movie.
James Corden and his wife Julia Carey
James told me he watched Into The Woods as a stage play on Broadway and was asking his agent to get him a part in the West-End show. He was ‘overwhelmed’ when he found out he had a part in the movie. His wife Julia looked like a movie star herself in her black bodycon dress, don’t you think?
Emily Blunt told me she had stage fright making this film, as she’s never sung in front of people before. I don’t know why – her voice is amazing! On screen she looks wild but at the premiere, she oozed star quality in a pretty white dress. You don’t have to wait until summer to wear white!
I don’t know how Meryl does it – she’s been working on movies longer than James Corden’s been alive and she still looks fresh and contemporary with her outfits. I mean, check out that faux fur coat! There was almost disaster in the movie when Meryl had a wardrobe malfunction and got her high heels caught on a star. If it wasn’t for Emily Blunt’s quick reactions she would have fallen over. Glad it was all ok in the end – I love the character Meryl plays in movies.
The film’s released in the UK on 30 January – will you be seeing it?
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