There are hazards to playing a witch, as Meryl Streep learned on the set of Into the Woods.
Emily Blunt, who co-stars with Streep in the film, was a guest on the Late Show on Tuesday, where she told David Letterman that her quick reflexes during the musical’s shoot saved the acting legend from serious injury.
“Meryl Streep’s foot got caught in her cape, and we just started to watch her slowly topple headfirst toward the concrete floor,” Blunt said.
Blunt explained that the film’s director, Rob Marshall, and her co-star James Corden were nearby but didn’t react, and so Blunt sprung into action to catch Streep, despite the fact that Blunt was pregnant at the time.
To put it another way, Blunt said: “I did save her life, yes.”
Watch the video below to find out what Blunt feels Streep owes her for acting as her guardian angel.
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n Sunday afternoon, we spoke to Emily Blunt who is promoting her role in Disney’s ‘Into the Woods.’ During this conversation, Blunt referenced her character in this summer’s ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ comparing that role to what a possible Marvel movie might be. It just so happens, Blunt’s name has been mentioned in Internet buzz as a possible lead in Marvel’s ‘Captain Marvel’ (due in 2018), which would be Marvel’s first movie with a female lead. Has Blunt heard this buzz? As it turns out, she has. And she seems to find that buzz quite flattering, but admits she has had no discussions with Marvel at this time. Here’s that exchange:
Are you aware of the Internet buzz surrounding you playing Captain Marvel?
Somebody told me about it this morning! I knew because my brother told me.
People want you to play Captain Marvel.
Which is kind of amazing.
You were in ‘Looper’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ you have that cred now.
I know. What’s she like, though? I don’t know anything about her. What’s it like, this character?
Cool. Is she fun? Or is she just like, straight…
No, she’s witty and strong. That’s why people keep bringing your name up. They don’t want a boring actor. A lot of personality.
I think people really liked what they saw in ‘Edge of Tomorrow.’
But it’s not the same type of character?
No. It’s weird I’m explaining this to you…
I know. Someone told me this morning, my brother, actually. They call it fan casting?
Which is lovely. It’s my favorite kind of casting! I wish it was always like that.
Sometimes fan casting works.
Which would be cool.
Maybe they can make ‘Captain Marvel’ a musical now that you’ve done ‘Into the Woods.’
[Laughs] ‘Captain Musical Marvel.’ Let’s just call Marvel about that right now. We’ll call Kevin Feige about that. “Kevin Feige, we have one hell of an idea.” Yeah.
“Only if it’s a musical will you get your dream casting.”
But in seriousness, it does appeal to you?
I think, it’s always for me, it’s always about—and now, more so—what am I putting out there? What would be interesting for me and what would be interesting for people to see. So, if it’s an awesome part, it doesn’t matter if it’s a Marvel movie or a tiny movie, I’d be up for it.
You’d be a hero for every 10-year-old girl out there right now.
Really? Then that’s huge.
There’s no Marvel female superhero who has her own movie yet.
That’s huge. How awesome. I love this. No one has actually called me about it, so, we’ll hold our breath. [Laughs] I don’t know if I’ll get the call ever if I pitch it should be a musical.
Emily is featured on The Hollywood Reporter‘s third annual beauty issue, here’s a preview from the beautiful photoshoot and some quotes:
Emily Blunt and Jenn Streicher
“I never wore lipstick and even told her, ‘I don’t like lipstick,’ “says Blunt, who was introduced to Streicher by her husband (then boyfriend), John Krasinski.
“I have a baby, so I’m lucky if I manage to slap on a bit of tinted moisturizer, but red-carpet makeup is hugely important,” says Blunt. “I feel safer when Jenn is with me — we always come up with something fresh and edgy, but she makes sure I look like myself. I don’t want to look like a strange doll. Some people shade you and change the way your face is, but Jenn’s whole thing is, ‘I want you to look like you.’ “
The British beauty, 31, boasts one of the year’s most daring lip looks — Pepto Bismol pink — spotted at the Edge of Tomorrow premiere in New York City. The reason it caused a stir? The lip color clashed with Blunt’s true-red Prada column gown. “It got a lot of attention … there were probably some haters, but in the end, it was a risk that worked,” says Streicher.