Emily Blunt reveals her admiration of Meryl Streep

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 January 2015
Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

'Into The Woods' actress Emily Blunt has revealed she loves working with Meryl Streep

Emily Blunt loves working with Meryl Streep.

The pair starred alongside each other in the 2006 hit 'The Devil Wears Prada' and have reunited for 'Into The Woods', and Emily has revealed she thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The 31-year-old actress reflected: "I feel like Meryl walks through life in a constant state of needing to diffuse people's intimidation of her. A weird way to exist. Maybe it helped that at least she didn't have to worry about me.

"It doesn't mean I'm any less in awe of her."

Emily - who gave birth to her daughter Hazel in 2014 - says 'Into The Woods' is a little darker than the typical Disney film and she thinks it's important children are not overprotected.

She told The Guardian newspaper: "Chris Pine [who plays the prince in the movie] was telling me that most schools in America only do the first act of the play, where everything is happy ever after. And it's just sad that we're choosing to coddle our children that way, because no one's more perceptive than a child."

Emily added: "Nobody goes through life unscathed. If you want to fairytale the s*** out of everything, you're doing everyone a disservice."

Into the Woods

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp
  • UK release: 9 January 2015

Disney's long-in-the-making adaptation of Sondheim and Lapine's musical, in which a clutch of fairytale characters help a baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt) lift a curse which prevents them from having a baby. Despite some great moments, the story drags; if you're a fan it's likely to please, but it won't win anyone else…


1. Sue Perry4 Jan 2015, 8:52pm Report

I loved "Into the woods." Yes it is a darker Disney flick, but I agree that today's kids are very sheltered by many parents. They are pampered and spoiled as children and teens, then get a rude awakening that they are not "special" (and everything does not always work out they way they want) when they get to college or graduate. My 4 teens are always telling me that many of their friends are unaware of anything that goes on in the world (news). Many of them don't even have chores at home. How are they to cope when Mom and Dad cannot financially support them anymore or they don't get the "dream" job/life they thought they would? Sheltering kids from real life is not going to help them grow up to be responsible, strong adults.

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