There are hazards to playing a witch, as Meryl Streep learned on the set of Into the Woods.
Emily Blunt, who co-stars with Streep in the film, was a guest on the Late Show on Tuesday, where she told David Letterman that her quick reflexes during the musical’s shoot saved the acting legend from serious injury.
“Meryl Streep’s foot got caught in her cape, and we just started to watch her slowly topple headfirst toward the concrete floor,” Blunt said.
Blunt explained that the film’s director, Rob Marshall, and her co-star James Corden were nearby but didn’t react, and so Blunt sprung into action to catch Streep, despite the fact that Blunt was pregnant at the time.
To put it another way, Blunt said: “I did save her life, yes.”
Watch the video below to find out what Blunt feels Streep owes her for acting as her guardian angel.