Into The Woods star Emily Blunt has said she thinks children are being "coddled" with modern fairtytales.

Speaking to The Guardian Blunt said, "Chris Pine was telling me that most schools in America only do the first act of [Into the Woods], where everything is happy ever after.

"And it's just sad that we're choosing to coddle our children that way, because no one's more perceptive than a child."

She added that Disney films used to be darker than they are nowadays, "Bambi loses his mother, Dumbo is wrenched away from his mother, who is chained up and tormented and bullied. It used to be darker and more challenging.

"Nobody goes through life unscathed. If you want to fairytale the s*** out of everything, you're doing everyone a disservice."

Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, James Corden and Chris Pine also star in Into The Woods, which hits cinemas on January 9.

Check out our interviews with Anna Kendrick and James Corden here:

We also sat down with director Rob Marshall: