As part of the promotion for Into The Woods Christine visited Jimmy Kimmel last night. Enjoy HQ stills and two hilarious video clips from it.
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Christine Baranski Enjoys a Challenge—No Matter the Size.
The actress returns to her comedic and musical roots with her turn as Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into the Woods.
When audiences see Christine Baranski as Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into the Woods on Christmas Day, most of her fans may not recognize her through the cackles and layers of lace. Rather than serious lawyer Diane dressed in power suits from The Good Wife, Baranski is topped with a confectionary blond wig, cinched in a corseted gown, and dripping with bows. But the comedic part is perfect for an actress who has been adored by gay audiences for decades for her caustic wit and perfect timing, as well as surprises people in her many roles on stage and screen.
“The Stepmother is a peripheral character,” Baranski admits. “But frankly, those little musical entrances are very tricky. That’s how she’s introduced: She breezes down the staircase, and you have to hit your mark. I often say playing small roles is more challenging than a large role because you have very little time, especially onscreen, to say, “This is exactly who that character is—so it has to be cut and crystal. If there’s a laugh, a funny moment, you have to score it.”
Actors Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski speak onstage during the ‘Into the Woods’ All Guild Q & A at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on December 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
Public Appereances > Events 2014 > ‘Into The Woods’ Cast Gathers For An All Guild Q&A
The cast of Into The Woods promoted the movie with a group shoot I’ve got in HQ and added to the gallery.
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“Good Wife” star Christine Baranski opened up for the first time about the death of her husband,Matthew Cowles, who passed away last May at 69. Cowles was an actor best known for his role as Billy Clyde Tuggle on “All My Children.”
“It’s been a tough year,” Baranski told Variety at the world premiere of her film “Into the Woods” on Monday night. “I lost extraordinary people in my life, but I have a beautiful grandson, my wonderful ‘Good Wife’ colleagues and the beautiful people associated with the film here tonight.”
Baranksi plays Cinderella’s stepmother in the Rob Marshall adaptation based on the Stephen Sondheim musical.
“The real challenge when you do a Sondheim musical is first and foremost singing the score,” Baranski said. “You got to hit the pitches, the rhythms and the harmonies. I would practice going up and down the stairwell of the ‘Good Wife,’ and all my colleagues, especially Julianna [Margulies], knew all the music because the acoustics in the stairwell sounded like a good shower.”
“Into the Woods” opens on Christmas Day.