James Corden Reveals He Feared That Meryl Streep Was Going to Die 7 years ago

James Corden Reveals He Feared That Meryl Streep Was Going to Die

James Corden has revealed that time had slowed down for him and he thought the worse was going to happen as he watched Meryl Streep fall during the filming of Into the Woods.

The talented actor, who also admitted that he was “in awe” of Meryl, reflected that at the time, he just froze.

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“She starts to fall back, head first,” he recalled, speaking during a special screening for Yahoo! Movies.  “Time slowed down and I thought, ‘I’m about to watch Meryl Streep die. It’s happening.’

“I wish I could say I didn’t consider my own career in this and think, ‘This film’s gonna go down the ****,’” he continued adding that he “froze” on the spot and it was actually Emily Blunt – who was pregnant at the time – who came to Meryl’s rescue.

“The person who stepped in to save her life that day was not the two men in the room, but the pregnant woman leaps forward, catches Meryl Streep, and Rob and I were just like (gasp).”