Entertainment Weekly has posted the first pic of Meryl in character as the Witch in Into the Woods:
My first reaction (aside from her looking like a cross between the French lieutenant's woman and Aunt Josephine) is that this styling makes her seem rather young. I think it's the hair. It makes sense because although she's supposed to look haggard as the old witch, just from this one shot we get a sense of a character who looks a certain age but is young. If she looks this good in the "before" shot, I can't wait to see how she looks when her youth and beauty are restored.