Emily Blunt recently proved that women can do anything–even while they’re carrying a little life inside them–when she saved Meryl Streep from taking a nasty fall on the set of Into The Woods.
The women were in the middle of filming when Meryl jumped up onto a table in a small stunt, catching her foot in a piece of fabric. But what might have been a bad accident was prevented when Blunt, who was pregnant at the time, jumped forward and saved the day.
“She starts to fall back, head first. 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 (bleep).’ Rob Marshall freezes . . . The person who stepped in to save her life that day was not the two men in the room, but the pregnant woman leaps forward, catches Meryl Streep, and Rob and I were just like [gasp,” actor James Corden said.
Blunt recently spoke about her now-9-month old daughter, Hazel, and how hubby John Krasinski got emotional when he first saw the movie because of what it says about the way we treat children.
“He cried. He absolutely loved it. I think he was so moved by it by what it’s saying to this generation and that idea of nobody being alone at the end. It’s such an amazing theme running through this film. Yes it’s a musical but it’s not just a spectacle. It says some really profound things like be careful what you say to children. Children will listen,” she said.
Into The Woods opens on Christmas Day.