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Emily BLunt doesnt have the gravita and the dry jewish humor for Baker's Wife.

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Post Re: Rob Marshall to Ruin Another Musical, This Time...
http://broadwayworld.com/article/Emily-Blunt-Confirms-INTO-THE-WOODS-Starring-Role-Jake-Gyllenhaal-on-Board-Too-20130605

Emily Blunt confirmed for the movie, but is it for the Baker's Wife ? We don't know.

Megan Hilty is also in the project as a stepsister

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Post Re: Rob Marshall to Ruin Another Musical, This Time...
Dawn, what are you talking about? There is absolutely nothing dry or deadpan about the Baker's Wife, nor Gleason's singular performance in the OBC. The role is the most positive and forward propelling character in the piece. She's outrageously funny in a grandiose manner, and transcends through each of the worlds seamlessly. Her wit, humor and over all desperation are what holds the first act together. Nothing dry at all.

Now, as far as 'gravita', what are you referring to? The Baker's Wife is an every man stock character, and uses low humor as a way of relating to the audience. Nothing high brow about her. That would be the Stepmother and the Witch in Act 2.

Completely wrong take for that character. Blunt will be fantastic.

Besides, even if the role was dry, Blunt is famous for her dry humor in Prada. So you're just off on every point.

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Post Re: Rob Marshall to Ruin Another Musical, This Time...
Emily Blunt is remarkable. She was the second best person in that Devil Wears Prada movie (next to Meryl Streep). She actually managed to make me feel for a completely vapid, obnoxious character..... where does it say in the script that the Baker's Wife needs to be Jewish? She's supposed to be playing the Baker's Wife, not Joanna Gleason playing the Baker's Wife. Maybe she hasn't played a role EXACTLY like that before but she's a damn smart actress, she'll make it work.


I'd love to see Samantha Morton, Catherine Keener or Mary Louise Parker do the role. Lindsay Duncan, actually, would've been just about perfect, but at the age of 62 she's just too old.

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Dawn, what are you talking about? There is absolutely nothing dry or deadpan about the Baker's Wife, nor Gleason's singular performance in the OBC. The role is the most positive and forward propelling character in the piece. She's outrageously funny in a grandiose manner, and transcends through each of the worlds seamlessly. Her wit, humor and over all desperation are what holds the first act together. Nothing dry at all.

Now, as far as 'gravita', what are you referring to? The Baker's Wife is an every man stock character, and uses low humor as a way of relating to the audience. Nothing high brow about her. That would be the Stepmother and the Witch in Act 2.

Completely wrong take for that character. Blunt will be fantastic.

Besides, even if the role was dry, Blunt is famous for her dry humor in Prada. So you're just off on every point.


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Post Re: Rob Marshall to Ruin Another Musical, This Time...
Oh? And why is that? Because you were making pointless threads about how smoking doesn't affect the body, while simultaneously talking about how hot you are? Give me a break. For the record though, if you hadn't just insulted me, I would have let that whooooole thing slide.

ANYWAYS. Your analysis of the Baker's Wife was way off the mark, as well as your analysis of Blunt's range as an actress, especially the range displayed in her most well known role. Sorry about it.

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Hey, don't worry about it. She actually lambasted the CHARACTER ELIMINATION THREAD because it wasn't picking the "correct" winner. Salome IS, you realize, the arbiter of all taste and knowledge.

And, apparently, uniquely allowed to avoid the profanity standards at her discresion.

Because... you know... she's so damn hot, it can't be denied!

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Post Re: Rob Marshall to Ruin Another Musical, This Time...
Ok folks, lets be civil. If this turns into a mutual insult thread it will be locked.

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Jman can never be civil its not in his nature.

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Post Re: Rob Marshall to Ruin Another Musical, This Time...
In this case, however, he seems to be perfectly civil and absolutely correct; the Baker's wife uses almost entirely lowbrow humour (similar to the Princes in "Agony"), which could be a reflection on her lowbrow, unassuming, simple way of life. Anyhow, I think that insults have no place here and I personally think that Emily Blunt will play the role to her usual high standard providing her singing is solid.

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but its a dry huor...kind of the same cloth selma diamond or elaine stritch were cut from.

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Post Re: Rob Marshall to Ruin Another Musical, This Time...
I have to ask again, Dawn, what are you talking about? Are you actually stating that Joanna Gleason's punch lines in the OBC are similar to the cadences and rhythmic timings of Stritch? That has to be one of the most ridiculous comparisons I have EVER heard. And I don't mean to sound rude. But I literally have no idea where you're coming from.

Gleason's definitive take on the role showcased constant fluxes in vocal pitch, beaming smiles, hilarious pouts, and a kind of humor that one would associate with a ham. None of that goes under the classification of 'dry'.

If the Baker's Wife were portrayed as dry and deadpan, the entire show would collapse on itself. End of discussion.

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