Emily Blunt and James Corden (Into the Woods with the Baker & his Wife)
Over the past few months I’ve shared just how excited I was for the release of Disney’s Into the Woods. My love for musicals started when I was in elementary school and I’ve seen my fair share of live shows as well as beloved movie musicals. The Baker and his wife are two of my favorite characters and having the opportunity to meet Emily Blunt and James Corden helped my love grow even more.
When James Corden opened the conversation with a question about who had the most kids and then asked, “Why would you do that?” to a fellow blogger who has four kids and a baby on the way, I knew we were in for a fun time.
The most amazing thing about our time with the stars of Into the Woods was the fact that I knew they could completely relate to the things I go through as a mom because they’re both parents too.
Hearing Emily Blunt share about her experience while working meant a lot to me. Even though we worked different jobs, her on camera and me in the classroom, I could relate to how physical her job was as she had to run through the woods all the time as the Baker’s Wife.
She was lucky to be in second trimester during most of the filming and have the blessing of the energy that often comes along with it. Oh, how I remember those days!
When we mentioned that the film is about parenting and asked if they felt their parenting methods were impacted at all by the experience, Emily Blunt admitted that she hadn’t thought of it.
James Corden shared that he feels there is “an honesty in the film which has made me want to be more honest with my children.” He spoke of the movie’s message to be careful what you wish for and how what you think you want or need may not always be what’s best.
No One is Alone
And there is an honesty as well in the song “No One is Alone” where the adults are letting the children know that even when life throws tough stuff at you and you feel like you’re all alone, you’re not. James Corden pointed this out and I couldn’t agree more! I want my kids to know that I will always be there for them. No matter what.
Into the Woods has already moved into a special place in my heart. Although I will always be a huge fan of the stage version, I was very happy with the film version and it will definitely be part of my movie collection for years to come!
How do you show you your children that they are not alone?
Be sure to read the rest of my Into the Woods posts as well!