James Corden On INTO THE WOODS, Working With Meryl Streep & Previews 'Your Fault'
Recent Tony Award-winning stage and screen star James Corden opens up about his lead role in the forthcoming big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS, co-starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp, as part of a new interview.
Addressing the recent UK shoot of the Rob Marshall-directed film, Corden relates, "I mean, just the best filming experience of my life - definitely."
Corden continued, "It's directed by Rob Marshall - he directed CHICAGO and the last PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN film. I just loved it so much."
Commenting on co-star Meryl Streep and the various scenes they are paired up in, Corden shares, "Almost all of my scenes are with Meryl, really - me and Emily [Blunt]; Emily plays the Baker's Wife. We're sort of the characters at the center of this film who go on a journey into these woods."
"I mean, yeah, just being in a room with her - she's so aware of how you feel! She knows that she's Meryl Streep and you're you, so she does everything to just put you at ease - and, she takes the work incredibly seriously and doesn't take herself seriously one bit, which makes for a lovely work atmosphere. It's amazing," Corden candidly reveals of the onscreen collaboration with Streep, who plays The Witch in the film.
Furthermore, Corden says, "Everyone sings in INTO THE WOODS - we all sing. But, it's not sort of sung throughout like LES MISERABLES - there are scenes and songs."
Then, Corden launched into a tiny section of the tricky tongue-tripping "Your Fault" - with appreciable results!
The confirmed complete cast for INTO THE WOODS is as follows: Meryl Streep as The Witch, James Corden as The Baker, Emily Blunt as The Baker's Wife, Johnny Depp as The Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella's Prince, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel's Prince, Mackenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Lucy Punch as Lucinda, Tammy Blanchard as Florinda, Christine Baranski as Cinderella's Stepmother and Tracey Ullman as Jack's Mother, with Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood and Daniel Huttlestone as Jack.
Check out the original BroadwayWorld world premiere exclusive INTO THE WOODS confirmed casting article here.
INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on Christmas Day.
View the new interview with James Corden about INTO THE WOODS and more below.
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