"Never in a Million Years," Said Meryl Streep of "Into the Woods" and a Presidential Honor Alongside Sondheim

November 23, 2014 5:04 AM

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"No, it wasn't anything I ever imagined I'd be asked to do," admitted Streep in an upcoming interview with Playbill magazine, "so when it came about, I was beside myself. And, I really worked hard to bring my voice back, so that was kind of fun, too — to revive a lost thing."

Although Streep is known for reinventing singular stage roles for the big screen — Hannah Pitt in Angels in America, Sister Aloysius Beauvier in Doubt and Violet Weston in August: Osage County — her last dip in the musical pond was in 2008, when she played eccentric mother Donna Sheridan in the film...

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