Emily Blunt is set to work with her Devil Wears Prada co-star, Meryl Streep, yet again, on the big screen adaption of the stage show Into The Woods.
30-year-old actress Emily Blunt has revealed her delight at having the chance to work Oscar winning actress Meryl Streep for the second time.
Blunt is the latest star to join the cast of movie musical, Into the Woods, playing The Baker’s Wife opposite Streep as The Witch. Speaking to Vulture.com Blunt said: “I can’t believe I’m playing in two movies with Meryl where she’s playing someone who’s horrible to me. I’m so excited.”
When asked if she is able to sing, Blunt replied: “I hope people will not give me a hard time about it when the film comes out. I’m not the greatest singer in the room by any means, but I’ll have fun trying.”
Into The Woods, which begins filming in London this autumn, also features Johnny Depp as The Wolf and British comedian James Corden as The Baker.
Emily Blunt is up for the lead in Transcendence, a new sci-fi movie starring Johnny Depp.
The movie will by the directorial debut for Wally Pfister, longtime collaborator of Christopher Nolan, and it’s already got some star power behind it. In October it was announced that Johnny Depp signed up for the movie, playing a scientist whose brain is uploaded to a supercomputer after his death.
Emily Blunt is said to be one of the three actresses in contention for the scientist who actually uploads Depp’s brain, who is also his wife, Deadline reported.
Blunt’s competition for the role comes from Rooney Mara, star of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, and Rebecca Hall, who will is set to appear in the upcoming Iron Man 3, NME reported. The studio is expected to announce its decision on Friday (December 14). (more…)
The Golden Globe Awards– which are the more fun younger cousin of the Oscars or a ridiculous dog and pony show, depending on who you ask– have announced their nominees for this year’s awards, which are happening January 13.
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Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister is gearing up to make his directorial debut, and casting is firming up on sci-fi tale“Transcendence”, already starring Johnny Depp. Deadline reports the search for the female lead is narrowing and may be decided by this Friday.
The final three are Rooney Mara, Emily Bluntand Rebecca Hall, though Deadline warns Blunt could have scheduling conflicts with currently filming Tom Cruise actioner “All You Need is Kill.” Filming is set to begin on March 4th and the chosen actress will play a scientist named Evelyn, who is married to and uploads Depp’s character Will’s brain onto a supercomputer after his death. Casting is also underway for Max, a male friend of the couple, who helps Evelyn in protecting Will’s new form. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are executive producing for their longtime collaborator Pfister, while the screenplay came from newcomer Jack Paglen.
All three actresses seem way too young to play Depp’s wife, though Hall seems like the best fit to play a scientist to us. She is, however, already playing one in “Iron Man 3″ and could be in danger of being typecast if she plays both these characters back to back. Mara, too, has tread upon seemingly similar territory, recently wrapping up filming on Spike Jonze’s “Her”, which sees Joaquin Phoenix as a man in love with a computer. Blunt is also familiar with sci-fi, most recently having appeared in Rian Johnson’s exceptional time travel thriller “Looper.”
Emily Blunt and Ruth Wilson are both in line to help Scarlett Johansson and Cobie Smulders boost the female-to-male ratio in The Avengers 2.
According to The Daily Mail, Blunt and Wilson are both in the race to play the character of Miss Marvel in the blockbuster’s sequel.
Aged 29, the former seems ahead, thanks to her previous experiences as the Black Widow and Peggy Carter, both from the Marvel universe, while Ruth Wilson, the less famous of the two, put her name on the map with her performance in the TV series Luther. Audiences will have several opportunities to get to know her in the coming months, with the releases of Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina and Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger.
Miss Marvel should provide assistance to the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) in the movie scripted and directed by Joss Whedon, who is used to assertive female characters thanks to his previous work on TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
The movie will hit theaters in May 2015. Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Nick Fury will be back on board to address Titan Thanos’s evil plans. Before The Avengers 2, Marvel fans will be able to catch up with several Marvel heroes with the releases of Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
I like this trend of actresses saying a potential yes to the Devil Wears Prada movie sequel, but with conditions. First Meryl Streep had that amazing reaction, and now Emily Blunt is following suit. Talking to HuffPo UK about whether she’d reprise the role of hilariously droll “first assistant” Emily, she laid down the law:
“What Meryl said was she’d do it if she didn’t have to lose the f***ing weight, that was her quote.
“And I’d probably say the same because they made me lose weight for that. I was playing that character who was on the edge of ill thin just desperately trying to maintain her weight.
“I feel with sequels you can be in tricky territory because that movie was so special and cool, so we’ll see if everyone else wants to do it.”
I’d be curious if weight actually became a deal breaker on this! One could argue that as actors, these ladies are paid to approximate their characters down to waist size. After all, you have to imagine that part of the brilliance of Emily’s scene where she details how she licks blocks of cheese as dinner was that the actress Emily probably hadn’t been grabbing lunch from the craft services table on-set.
At the same time, it sucks when Hollywood expects its actresses to whittle themselves down to an unhealthy weight. Plus, since Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns is set eight years after the first book and has everyone older and (hopefully) working in more humane conditions, it might actually fit that they’d be a normal weight instead of skin and bones. Either way, good for Emily for standing up for herself. Now we’re waiting to hear from Anne Hathaway, who was more than willing to drop the pounds to play a starving prostitute in Les Miserables.
British actress Emily Blunt talks about her role alongside Jason Segel in the comedy The Five-Year Engagement.
What drew her to the project and what was it like working with popular producer Judd Apatow?
So how did a class act like you get involved with the Judd Apatow crew?
Jason Segel and I have been friends for a while. I did a day on the The Muppets and he came up to me and said he’d written a project and he really wanted us to do it together.
The approach was very casual and the idea seemed very organic. There wasn’t any going through agents. It was just, ‘I’ve written this thing. I’d love it if you and I can do it’.
What were your first impressions of the script?
It had been a while since I’d read something that really captured how shape-shifting relationships can be with people who are young.
There are a lot of patterns involved, and what I loved was how it dealt with the dynamic changing between two people in a relationship, and how if one is happier than the other that affects the feelings in the relationship.
I thought it was really smart to have the guy be happier at first, then seeing what happens when the girl becomes happier and how that emasculates the guy. Then it shows how her success starts to have a bad effect on him.
I just thought it was very true to life and that there was a lot in it that made sense. I’ve met couples that have been together, engaged for seven years and never been married. They seem to deal with some of the similar issues we deal with in the film. (more…)
EMILY Blunt will be forever grateful to George Clooney for letting her get married at his home.
The 29-year-old star tied the knot with actor John Krasinski in July 2010 and the Hollywood heartthrob offered the couple the use of his property on Lake Como, in Italy, so they could conduct their nuptials in private.
“Is it a ranch, would you call it a ranch. At his place. His lake, it was lovely, so beautiful. He was very nice to give it to us, it was very kind,” Emily said.
Despite his generosity, the British actress jokingly claimed George wasn’t invited to the wedding.
“George we would love to get married at your place but can you leave? That would be great,” Emily said she told George.
Emily can currently be seen in Five-Year Engagement and she believes the comedy film will cause arguments between couples who have been engaged for a long time.
But the actress believes she and John had the “right” distance between their engagement and wedding ceremony.
“It was like a year, that’s how you do it, I think probably couples that have been engaged for many years will go and see this film and get into an argument,” she said.
Emily Blunt plays a bride-to-be with a long and bumpy build-up to her big day, in new comedy The Five-Year Engagement. The star’s own wedding preparations, however, couldn’t have been more different.
British beauty Emily married US actor John Krasinski in an intimate ceremony in Lake Como, Italy, in 2010 and insists she didn’t lose any sleep beforehand – despite a guest list that included Hollywood royalty George Clooney, Matt Damon and her co-star in The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep.
“I didn’t want to have a big wedding. I wanted to keep it really laid-back,” she said.
“I’m quite decisive,” Emily adds. “I’m not one of those people who says, ‘Oh, what about this, what about that?’ I’m just like, ‘That’ll do, that’ll do, that’ll do’, because I just think it’s the day that’s special, not all of the stuff that comes with it.”
Emily is in her native London to promote the new romantic comedy with co-star and close pal Jason Segel.
The How I Met Your Mother funnyman – who plays Emily’s fiancé in the film – turns to her as she finishes speaking about the wedding, a wounded look on his face. (more…)
Emily Blunt has joked that she plans to stay grounded by always doing her own washing up.
The British actress has found fame in Hollywood in films such as The Devil Wears Prada, The Young Victoria and Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, but is determined to keep her feet firmly on the ground.
“I have great friends,” she said. “And I think you’ll always remain grounded if you wash the dishes every day and buy your own toilet paper.”
Emily will next be seen in comedy The Five-Year Engagement and indie film Your Sister’s Sister, and upcoming projects include the sci-fi war flick All You Need Is Kill alongside Tom Cruise, and futuristic thriller Looper, with Bruce Willis.
With such a busy schedule, she values her down-time with husband John Krasinski, star of the US version of The Office.
“At the moment I get chunks of time off, which we spend together,” she said. “It’s also nice to have a shared understanding of what each other does.”
:: The Five-Year Engagement is in cinemas now. Your Sister’s Sister is released on Friday, June 29.