Move Over Meryl, Chris Pine Is the 'Into the Woods' Scene Stealer

by Raphael Chestang 4:08 PM PST, December 19, 2014
Playing Move Over Meryl, Chris Pine Is the 'Into the Woods' Scene Stealer

Chris Pine plays Cinderella's Prince Charming in the upcoming Disney film Into the Woods, and he's ready to charm audiences with more than just his good looks when the movie opens Christmas Day.

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Based on the Broadway musical, Into the Woods follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, when a baker (James Corden) and his wife (Emily Blunt) have desires to begin a family despite their interaction with a witch (Meryl Streep), who puts a curse on them.

While the movie is filled with outstanding talent, it's Pine who steals the show with his tight red velvet pants and the debut of his singing voice. Co-star Anna Kendrick told us about the first time she heard the Star Trek star bust a tune.

"I was having lunch in the recording studio and I hear this voice coming around the corner -- this kind of croony voice," Kendrick told ET. "And I was like, 'Who is that?' and around the corner comes Chris Pine."

Pine admitted that it took some courage to show off his singing skills.

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"We had a read through where we all sang for the first time in front of each other," Pine told ET. "It's like getting naked in front of someone else."

Emily Blunt shared Pine's sentiment.

"Everyone was in the same position," Blunt said. "Everyone felt nervous to sing in front of each other initially, then it became sort of joyous. These songs don't have those clunky transitions like most films where you're like, 'Here's a song' and people are like, 'Ugh, get it over with so we can get on with the thing.' The songs are so arresting they make you sit up and listen."

Watch the video to get a preview of Meryl Streep's singing voice in the movie.