Emily Blunt Shares How She Saved Meryl Streep’s Life On The Set Of ‘Into The Woods’

Tammy Rose - Author

Nov. 13 2016, Updated 5:14 a.m. ET

Emily Blunt recently shared with David Letterman how she saved Meryl Streep, her co-star in Into the Woods, from taking a dangerous fall.

Blunt, 31, is pregnant and expecting a little girl that she and her husband, John Krasiniski, have named Hazel, reports E!.

“I did save her life. We were rehearsing a scene where she’s playing the Witch and she’s supposed to jump on the table with a cape and everything. And I just saw this thing happen in slow motion. You know when you see something awful happen and it’s like the sound cuts out? Meryl Streep’s foot got caught in her cape and we just slowly stared to watch her topple head first towards the concrete floor,” Blunt told Letterman.

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“Rob Marshall [director] and James Corden froze, didn’t move and the pregnant woman caught her … so she owes me, big time,” Blunt added.

James Corden, their co-star in the new flick, answered a few questions about the fall during a Q & A with cast mates, reports AOL.

“Time slowed down and I thought, ‘I’m about to watch Meryl Streep die. It’s happening.’ I wish I could say I didn’t consider my own career in this and think, ‘This film’s gonna go down the [expletive],” Corden said.

Into the Woods is a movie adaption of Stephen Sondheim Tony Award-winning musical. The story puts a modern twist on the Grimm Fairy Tales. It is the second time that Blunt and Streep have teamed up on the big screen. The duo also appeared together in The Devil Wears Prada in 2006.

“Yeah, she tormented me in that (Devil Wears Prada) and now she’s tormenting me in this movie. She’s the witch that has cast a horrible spell on our house. So I just said this is it — we couldn’t have any other dynamic now. You just have to hate me,” Blunt said.

Blunt offered a solution for their onscreen predicament.

“Well she owes me. That’s why I think at some point I should play the Queen of Versailles and she could be my lonely dressmaker. I mentioned it to her and her response was ‘dream on,'” Blunt shared.

Blunt shared her feelings for Streep.

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“She’s so amazing it’s, like, annoying at this point.”

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Fortunately Streep, 65, was able to laugh off the incident and, on Monday, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.

Into the Woods is scheduled to hit theaters nationwide on Christmas Day.


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