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Billy Magnussen Talks Leather Pants and 'Fooling Around' With Chris Pine

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Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

For many who haven't seen him on Broadway or Off-Broadway, the Disney film adaptation of Into The Woods by director Rob Marshall was likely the first introduction to Billy Magnussen (Rapunzel's Prince) for many, but his onscreen charms quickly endeared him to the latest generation of Sondheim fans. In a recent interview with ETOnline, he dished out juicy answers to the the most important questions concerning his part—namely, his leather pants and relationship with Prince Charming, played by Chris Pine. Here's just some of what he had to say:

On those leather pants:

“The leather pants were great--Chris is jealous he didn’t get to wear them."

“Those pants were so into me. [Designer Colleen Atwood and I] went through about five different pairs before we got them. It was all about the lunge. We had to be able to do the lunge—that was the stipulation.”

On filming the scene atop the waterfall:

“Man, we were just fooling around on the waterfall. Rob [Marshall, the director] gave us a playground for Chris and I to play in and we had a blast. How can I be upset about riding horses, singing, and wearing leather pants? That’s a party!”

Read the full interview on ETOnline. The Into the Woods Blu-ray is now available.

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