Since Into the Woods cast three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, who carved out space in a packed film schedule to play the Baker’s Wife, rumors have been swirling that it might live happily ever after on Broadway. It’s an obvious move: Stephen Sondheim’s musical is a longtime theater favorite that hasn’t been in NYC since 2000, and Timothy Sheader’s 2010 production, which the Public Theater is adapting for Shakespeare in the Park, has already won over critics in the U.K., where it picked up an Olivier Award for Best Revival.
Adams has at least four projects in the can right now, including Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master and an untitled Spike Jonze film. So what are the odds she’ll stick with the show if it moves to Broadway? “I’d definitely consider it,” says Adams, who is featured this week in EW’s Best of Summer issue. “I just try to take it one day at a time. I literally have to take it hour-by-hour right now, I’m so busy. But yeah, I would definitely consider it. That would be amazing.”
If she did head to the Great White Way, Adams would be making her Broadway debut. Not that she hasn’t come close before. “I auditioned a lot for Broadway before I started working in film,” she says. “I actually got very close to being Julia Guglia in The Wedding Singer on Broadway. And the same summer I was cast in Enchanted. [The Wedding Singer] went to Laura Benanti, and I was so excited because I have a lot of respect for people who make [theater] their living.”