Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep have explained how Emily managed to keep her baby bump out of view while filming Into The Woods. The Devil Wears Prada star plays The Baker’s Wife alongside James Corden in the fantasy film, a character who desperately wants a child, but in real life she discovered she was pregnant with daughter Hazel just before filming began.
According to E!, Meryl, who plays The Witch, told official Disney fan club magazine D23: “That was pretty funny. They were constantly putting James Corden (The Baker) in front of her belly, raising her apron higher and higher.”
Emily agreed: “I was hiding behind every tree in that wood! Colleen Atwood, who’s the most remarkable costume designer, as everybody knows, was so accommodating. I would say towards the end, every four or five days they were making some adjustments.”
She added: “The fact that I was pregnant actually was a rather transporting thing, and a very helpful experience in a way to understanding the urgent need that this woman has for a baby. “Here I was, feeling incredibly blessed and understanding what the character maybe is missing out on.”