British actress Emily Blunt fully excels in George Nolfi’s romance thriller ‘The Adjustment Bureau.’ In the film she stars alongside Matt Damon as the beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas, who falls in love with ambitious politician David Norris (Damon). However just as the pair realize they’re falling in love with each other, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart, the agents of Fate itself, the Adjustment Bureau, who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. The film is out in cinemas now.
A key scene in the film is when you and Matt’s character meet for the first time?
Emily Blunt: Yeah, I felt the pressure with that scene trying to get it right. We had to get it right because it’s so important for the rest of the film, it’s lucky we had George as director and writer because he understands that we had stretch it out, or change it. It had to be instantaneous, that spark had to work.
It was great to have a romance that felt particular, and unique, and not like the kind of romance you see when you watch too many movies, that was the key for us, to try and find something that felt like these two had this kind of secret language that seemed to have gone back years before they met. We wanted it to be instantaneous, I think it helped that we set it in the most unlikely and unromantic place, I thought it was a really cool setting for these two to meet, it takes the edge off for people who may think this type of thing is a bit smoltzy. It was so funny it was in this men’s bathroom, and so weird (laughs). That really struck me about the movie, that it was an unlikely, a different take on a love story. Matt is an instantly likable guy, he’s awesome so that made it easier. [Read more…]