Emily Blunt has the Big Bad Wolf’s back.
The English actress stuck up for her Into the Woods co-star Johnny Depp’s performance as the zoot-suited villain during a recent interview with EW and People editorial director Jess Cagle on Sirius XM’s EW Radio.
Taken aback by the suggestion that Depp is “not a great singer,” Blunt replied, “Oh, please don’t say that! I loved him in it. Poor Johnny.”
She added, “You didn’t like his Wolf? … I liked him. He’s a good Wolf.”
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Blunt, who played the Baker’s Wife in director Rob Marshall’s big-screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical, also said most of her cast mates, including Meryl Streep, were intimidated by the amount of singing in Into the Woods. “I think most of us felt in the same position — that we were actors who could kind of sing,” she said.
Doubters notwithstanding, Depp hasn’t shied away from the world of music. He recently released an album of classic-rock covers with his supergroup Hollywood Vampires.[soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/226288099" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true&show_comments=true&color=false&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="600" iframe="true" /]
The Jess Cagle Show with guest Emily Blunt premieres Thursday at 2 p.m. ET on EW Radio on Sirius XM, channel 105, and will be available any time after at siriusxm.com/ondemand.