Emily Blunt stops to take a photo with a fan while leaving The Late Show with David Letterman on Tuesday (November 25) in New York City.
While on the show, the 31-year-old Into the Woods actress talked about how she saved her co-star Meryl Streep‘s life.
“I did save her life. We were rehearsing a scene where she’s playing the Witch and she’s supposed to jump on the table with a cape and everything. And I just saw this thing happen in slow motion. You know when you see something awful happen and it’s like the sound cuts out? Meryl Streep‘s foot got caught in her cape and we just slowly stared to watch her topple head first towards the concrete floor,” Emily explained. “Rob Marshall [director] and James Corden froze, didn’t move. And the pregnant woman caught her…so she owes me, big time.”
Emily also said, “Well she owes me. That’s why I think at some point I should play the Queen of Versailles and she could be my lonely dressmaker…I mentioned it to her and her response was ‘dream on.’”
“She’s so amazing it’s, like, annoying at this point,” Emily added.
Emily Blunt Saved Meryl Streep’s Life