Meryl Streep wowed us when she showed off her pipes in Mamma Mia and she is set to do it again in Into the Woods. The Stephen Sondheim written musical lands in theaters December 25 and features Streep ripping our hearts to shreds (in the best of ways) as she sings Stay with Me.
The scene involves Streep’s Witch, who has kept her “daughter,” Rapunzel, locked in a tower. As she learns that Rapunzel has been visited by a prince and is thinking of leaving her sheltered life behind, Streep pleads to her in song… and promptly shows why she is one of the best in the world at dominating screen presence.
The above clip also features behind-the-scenes chats with Streep, as well as Sondheim and adds some light as to what makes our national treasure that is the Oscar winner so special.
Into the Woods follows an intertwining of some of our favorite fairy tales in one blockbuster musical. Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and the Baker and his Wife all appear in a story that finds them going Into the Woods and coming out much differently.
The film stars not only Streep, but Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ulman, Christine Baranski, Lucy Punch and James Corden.