New York Meryl Streep had jokingly told Billy Magnussen that it was her who got him the "f-king part" in their upcoming film ' Into the Woods.'
The film adaptation of the Broadway musical, which sees the 65-year-old Oscar winner playing an evil witch, portrays Magnussen as Rapunzel's prince, and the 29-year-old actor told the New York Post, that Streep told him that it was all her doing.
It was the first day of rehearsal, the actor said humorously.
Streep had actually seen the Broadway actor in the Tony-winning play 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' back in 2013 and had lobbied for him to land a role in the movie, which would be his first major on-screen role .
The film would hit theaters on December 25th 2014.