Actress and singer Anna Kendrick recently opened up about her role in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical Into the Woods.
The film, a Walt Disney Pictures production, was adapted from a Tony Award-winning musical created by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. Into the Woods is an amalgam of various Grimm fairy tales, and concerns a childless couple who seek to break a hex they were cursed with by a sullen witch.
The script adds a different take on various established fantasies including Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella. Kendrick, who plays Cinderella, commented, “it’s sort of all the fairy tales more or less as you know them, you know, intersecting and creating some degree of chaos in the woods.”
The Twilight franchise actress, who garnered Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her work in 2009’s Up In The Air, added, “Cinderella is more or less the same story that we know for the first half of the movie. Then, of course, the second half is when all the characters have to come face to face with the consequences of their actions.”
Here is the trailer for Into the Woods:
Into the Woods was directed by Rob Marshall, and co-stars Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and Johnny Depp. The film opens on Christmas day.
Kendrick, 29, is also a musician, and scored a hit in 2012 with her cover of a song called “Cups,” which was originally adapted by Lulu and the Lampshades from a 1931 recording entitled “When I’m Gone.”
Kendrick’s rendition of “Cups,” which was recorded for her film Pitch Perfect, went on to chart at no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.