Streep appears on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in a series of covers to promote Disney’s upcoming musical Into the Woods. Streep plays a witch in the film, which is a twist on Brothers Grimm fairy tales. The film opens in theaters on Christmas Day.
I’ve been offered many witches over the years, starting when I was 40, and I said no to all of them. But this was really fun because it played with the notion of what witches mean. They represented age and ugliness and scary powers we don’t understand. So here’s my opportunity to say, here’s what you wish for when you’re getting old.