Check out this first REAL behind the scenes look from the upcoming NBC special, Peter Pan Live! Set to broadcast on December 4.
Allison Williams (Peter Pan), Christopher Walken (Captain Hook) and Christian Borle (Mr. Darling/Smee) talk about making the ambitious production, and also dish about working with each other.
The video has some EXTENDED footage of rehearsals featuring Allison (singing and flying!) and Christopher (singing and dancing!).
Allison has a lovely voice, which you would never know if you heard her sing on Girls. Heh. Plus, her British accent isn’t too shabby either. Yes…she goes full on English. (Mary Martin kept a bit of her Texas twang when she played the part).
Christopher admits that he “sings a little…dances a little…because that’s what I do!” And indeed, he does. “To this next generation of kids watching Peter Pan,” says Allison, “He WILL be their Captain Hook. He will not disappoint.”
“The whole family can tune in and watch a whole new telling of Peter Pan” says Christian, “New songs and new scripts and Christopher Walken. Enough said.”
Watch Christopher Walken and Allison Williams perform songs from the upcoming production of Peter Pan Live!, on set in full costume–right here.
ETA: I see no love lost for Christopher Walken in comments! I sort of like his deranged take on Captain Hook, although his presentation could be a little more…lively. As far as Allison goes, I’m not ready to pass judgement yet. I also have NO plans to compare her to the late great Mary Martin, who was a Broadway and movie star at the time she played the part. In any case, I LOVED the TV special when I was a kid and am REALLY looking forward to this.