Into The Woods Is All About Reality Stars And Housewives

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Christine Baranski, who played Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother in the hit musical ‘Into the Woods’, had a slightly different approach to her character than all other previous embodiments.

Namely, she based Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother on real-life reality momager Kris Jenner. Here’s what Baranski said about her take on the character:

“I conceived of the character with Rob as a mother and two daughters who just were really kind of self-involved and narcissistic and obsessed with their clothes and, ‘You see our hair; it’s big hair.’ And ‘I have blonde hair like my daughters,’ you know? ‘My age, I’m, like, trying to keep up with the daughters. I’ve got the hair, I’ve got the cleavage.’ I always thought if they were in this day and age they would be fashion obsessed and they’d be watching, you know, Red Carpet and they’d be [reality stars].”

Moreover, Emily Blunt perceived her Baker’s Wife as a Midwestern housewife who’s never left her small town, and who reads Us Weekly all day long. Here’s what the ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ star said about her character:

“She’s a bit bored and miserable and George Clooney knocks on the door and goes, ‘Do you want to make out?’ Like it’s sort of, ‘What would you do?’ So that’s how I tried to think of her, a woman who reads US Weekly every week and suddenly he’s here and he fancies her, you know? It was wonderful to think of it in those terms.”

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