Meryl Streep "Listen, I Want You To Know, I Got You This F - - king Part"
The Woods Are Alive With The Sound of Music: Meryl Streep & Bill Magnussen
Meryl Streep really isn't an evil witch, she just plays one in Into The Woods. The Oscar winning screen legend played a part in landing her costar Bill Magnussen the lead role of Rapunzel's Prince in the film which opens Christmas day.
"I remember the first day coming into rehearsal," Magnussen told the New York Post, laughing. "Meryl was like, ‘Listen, I want you to know, I got you this f - - king part.'"
This is the kind of story that show biz dreams are made of. It just so happens that Meryl had seen the Broadway actor in Tony winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in 2013 and then lobbied producers for him to land the part in Into the Woods. Magnussen has been in the biz for several years, Into The Woods will be his first major movie role. That's a pretty amazing Holiday gift, wonder what Bill is getting Meryl in return? Take A Walk Into The Woods at: http://movies.disney.com/into-the-woods/