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Meryl Streep Sings 'Children Will Listen' & Talks INTO THE WOODS

January 17
4:47 PM 2014

Meryl Streep Sings 'Children Will Listen' & Talks INTO THE WOODSInternationally celebrated three-time Academy Award-winning stage and screen star Meryl Streep stopped by UK chat show LORRAINE earlier this week and previewed her most hotly anticipated upcoming role, that of The Witch in the big screen version of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS by deigning to croon a classic tune from the cherished score.

Streep sang a portion of "Children Will Listen" during her appearance, discussing the poetic power of Sondheim's unforgettable words and music for the cross-generational musical.

"I'm here making Stephen Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS and you made me think of, 'Careful the things you say / Children will listen / Careful the things you do / Children will see,'" Streep said and sang while discussing her role in the stage to screen adaptation of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY.

Commenting on another movie musical, Streep also said, "MAMMA MIA! was the hardest work I've ever done!"

Of note, Streep's INTO THE WOODS co-star Chris Pine also was coerced into previewing his singing abilities recently, as well, as reported by BroadwayWorld earlier today, available here.

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 film confirmed casting article here.

INTO THE WOODS is set to be released on December 25.

More information on LORRAINE is available at the official site here.

View a clip of Meryl Streep singing "Children Will Listen" from INTO THE WOODS on LORRAINE below.

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