Emily Blunt, who plays a ballet dancer in her latest film, not only had to contend with the difficult task of learning how to pirouette (for her upcoming role in The Adjustment Bureau, alongside Matt Damon) – she also had to cope with burger envy too. Wearing a sultry lace outfit on the cover of UK Elle, in its September issue, the British newlywed said watching her co-star eat fast food in front of her was torturous. “This is my weekend of revenge on the diet I’ve had to be on for the re-shoots,” she confessed, enjoying a Dr Funk cocktail.
“Last night I had steamed pork buns that made me want to weep,” she confessed, adding: “I feel like I’m just emerging from a food coma.” Despite being based in Los Angeles, retaining her quirky Britishness is not something she has to work on. In fact, she’s more likely to be found slathering Marmite (the quintessentially British yeast spread) on buttery toast than she is slurping a detox juice. “I’m not on cleanses or doing Pilates every day! Not to stereotype Hollywood girls, but…”
And in case we needed more convincing of the 27-year-old’s down-to-earth nature, it turns she has an aversion to digital airbrushing, stating candidly: “I don’t like it when they stretch you out and make you all long and skinny. It makes you look like a Barbie. Who the hell looks like that?” We couldn’t agree more. – Monique Jessen