Meryl Streep Has Learned to Rap for INTO THE WOODS Role!
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May 21, 2015
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Add yet another skill to the enormous list of talents possessed by the one and only Ms. Meryl Streep. According to her Into The Woods co-star James Corden, the Academy Award winning actress has learned to rap for her role as The Witch in Rob Marshall's highly anticipated film adaption of the Stephen Sondheim musical.
Corden tells The Sun that Streeps rapping skills are so great that a "second career beckons." When asked which current day rapper he would most compare her style to, he offered, "less an Eminem, more a 50 Cent type. Mainstream with an edge."
Last November, BWW reported the exciting news that Sondheim had written an all-new song for Streep's character. "I have a new song that Sondheim wrote for me, so it's all very, very," Streep revealed to "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli during an interview to promote her film 'Osage County.' She later shared, "He gave me the manuscript of it and he wrote, 'don't f**k it up!'"
The cast for INTO THE WOODS also features 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.
The film is set to be released on December 25, 2014.