Fanlala Talks With ‘INTO THE WOODS’ Cast!
Combine that aspect with a fantastic soundtrack, stunning visuals, humor and life lessons, you get Into The Woods; Disney’s screen-stealer that reexamines the typical “Happily Ever After” tale.
With metaphors abound in the woods, the cast members were drawn to the project because of the messages incorporated in the Steven Sondheim musical. Tracey Ullman, who plays Jack’s mother, spoke about her initial connection with the story.
“My son was in [the production] when he was in middle school and I watched it for ten nights. The complexity of the music and the phrasing—it was like Shakespeare! It really got to me on so many levels in particular the production of ‘No One Is Alone.’ I just went home filled with all these emotions.”
Director Rob Marshall agreed by explaining that Into The Woods asks children to really think when watching the film, simply because of the nature of the themes layered throughout. Today’s world has become much more fragile, and the movie is geared to console this generation.
“I feel like the ultimate message of this piece lives in the song ‘No One Is Alone,’ where children understand when they’re dealing with something scary—a loss of some kind, devastation or hardship—that they’re not alone in this world. There’s a great sense of comfort and hope… It’s about community.”
“That’s why I love the great classic films like The Wizard of Oz. It’s not just fun, but there’s messages about life.”
Even though Into The Woods is composed of classic fairytale characters crossing paths, even in this world of heightened reality, the film still manages to strike a cord with audiences in day-to-day life. Emily Blunt, who plays the Baker’s Wife, appreciated the depth of the movie.
“This film is less about fantasy, more so about reality.”
We cannot wait to get swept away in the retold fairytale, what about you? Let us know in the comments below which character you are most excited for and if you will be heading to the theaters this Christmas.
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