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Meet Billy Magnussen: Into the Woods' Breakout Star!

Billy Magnussen is undeniably one of the breakout stars of the new Into the Woods movie, so let’s take a minute to get to know him better!

The 29-year-old actor landed the role in the movie musical after the film’s star Meryl Streep saw him on Broadway and suggested to the director that he get the role.

“I remember the first day coming into rehearsal,” Billy told the New York Post. “Meryl was like, ‘Listen, I want you to know, I got you this f–king part.’”

At the time, Billy was starring on Broadway in the show Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, in which he strutted around the stage without his clothes on for much of the show (see above!) and even received a Tony Award nomination!

For those that don’t get to the theater in New York, you may recognize Billy for playing Casey Hughes on As the World Turns for three years or from his memorable guest roles on Boardwalk Empire and The Leftovers.

He was also up for the role of Christian Grey in Fifty Shades of Grey last year and while he almost landed the part, he says, “It’s what fate had in store. It’s never really losing a role. It’s never mine to begin with, so how can I be upset for something I never had?”

While he hasn’t done that many musicals before, Billy has been honing his musical talents for years – he’s the guitarist in the band Reserved for Rondee, which has a show coming up on January 9 in New York City. Go get your tickets now!

Listen to Billy and fellow prince Chris Pine sing their scene-stealing scene “Agony” below:


Chris Pine & Billy Magnussen – Agony (From “Into The Woods”) (Audio)
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Anna Kendrick Wears a Christmas Sweater Inspired Dress!

Anna Kendrick wears a green dress with a fox print design that totally looks Christmas sweater inspired while attending a special screening of Into the Woods on Thursday (December 11) at the Soho Hotel in London, England.

The 29-year-old actress was joined at the event by her co-stars James Corden and Daniel Huttlestone.

The next day, Anna joined James and director Rob Marshall at a photo call held at the Corinthia Hotel.

FYI: Anna is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana dress at the screening. She is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress, Salvatore Ferragamo heels, and a Holly Dyment ring at the photo call.

15+ pictures inside of Anna Kendrick promoting her movie in London… More Here! »

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Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep & Emily Blunt Reveal More In New 'Into The Woods' Trailer - Watch Here!

The brand new full-length trailer for the highly-anticipated movie musical version of Into the Woods has just been revealed!

The adaptation stars Emily Blunt and James Corden as the Baker’s Wife and Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, Johnny Depp (though mostly hidden) as the Wolf, Meryl Streep as the Witch, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracy Ullman as Jack’s mom, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard as the step sisters and Christine Baranski as their mom.

The film will hit theaters on Christmas day – Watch the new trailer below!


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Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, & Meryl Streep Sing in New 'Into the Woods' Featurette - Watch Now!

A featurette was just released featuring the stars of Into the Woods – and it shows them singing some of the musical’s amazing songs!

In it, we get to hear Meryl Streep (the Witch) sing her beautiful ballad “Stay with Me” to Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy). We also get to hear the opening song “I Wish” sung by Emily Blunt and James Corden (as the Baker’s Wife and Baker), as well as Anna Kendrick (Cinderella), and Daniel Huttlestone (Jack).

The film also stars Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Tracy Ullman as Jack’s mom, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard as the step sisters and Christine Baranski as their mom. Watch below!


Into the Woods Featurette

Johnny Depp Becomes The Big Bad Wolf on One of Four New 'Into the Woods' EW Covers!

Johny Depp is blue and hairy as the Big Bad Wolf on this special Into the Woods cover of Entertainment Weekly!

The 51-year-old actor stars as the famous fairytale character opposite Lilla Crawford‘s Little Red Riding Hood.

Three other Movie Preview covers feature Emily Blunt and James Corden as the Baker’s Wife and Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella and Chris Pine as her Prince, and MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel and Meryl Streep as The Witch. Check them out below!

“I didn’t want this to look like a cartoon world,” director Rob Marshall told the mag. “It’s not sunny, sunny, sunny—we wanted a sense of danger.”

Based on the hit Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods hits theaters on Christmas Day!

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Meryl Streep Stars as The Witch in First 'Into the Woods' Poster!

The first Into the Woods poster is here and it features the legendary Meryl Streep as her character of The Witch!

The musical adaptation of the hit Broadway musical by Stephen Sondheim stars Emily Blunt and James Corden as the Baker’s Wife and Baker, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as her Prince, Johnny Depp (though mostly hidden) as the Wolf, MacKenzie Mauzy as Rapunzel, Billy Magnussen as Rapunzel’s Prince, Daniel Huttlestone as Jack, Tracy Ullman as Jack’s mom, Lilla Crawford as Little Red Riding Hood, Lucy Punch and Tammy Blanchard as the step sisters and Christine Baranski as their mom.

The film hits theaters on Christmas Day.

Check out the first trailer for the flick in case you missed it!

Bigger poster inside… More Here! »

'Into the Woods' Director Says Movie is 'Incredibly Faithful' to the Musical

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