TIME Style and Design: Peter Hapak Photographs Emily Blunt

Photographer Peter Hapak asked Emily Blunt to get into character during the cover shoot for TIME Style and Design, which relaunches this March after a three-year hiatus. It was an easy task for the British actress, who has played myriad roles—from a bossy fashion assistant to a young royal—in her career and currently stars opposite Evan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

“I wanted to create something that didn’t feel earthy,” Hapak says. “So I asked her to imagine that she was in outer space, where she was experiencing different noises and light and trying to get along in this new space.” Hapak, who used harsh light to bring out sharp highlights and shadows on Blunt, even likes to say he was working with two different people during the sitting. “The thing about fashion is when people walk in, they look like every other person wearing normal clothes,” he says. “But when we are working on a fashion shoot, we’re creating a stylized person, a character that completely differs from the actual person.”

The cover shoot, which took place in New York City this Februrary, was a reunion of sorts for Hapak. The selection of clothing and pairing of designers such as Prada and Stella McCartney were creatively conceived by Ali Toth and Aniko Virag, stylists whom Hapak first met in Hungary nearly six years ago. In fact, it was Toth and Virag who commissioned Hapak for his first foray into fashion photography. “I was photographing dancers and experimenting with how dancers can interpret fashion in different ways,” Hapak says. “They saw one of my series and called me to collaborate.”

Among the many outfits Blunt exhibited for their latest collaboration, Hapak’s favorite piece was a black Balenciaga hat worn by the actress on the cover. “I just loved that Balenciaga hat,” Hapak says. “And this is exactly what I like about fashion. The right accessory speaks for itself—and the entire picture.”

Source: Time

Emily Blunt @ “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” Cinema Society & Opium YSL Screening 03/08 Photos

I have uploaded new event photos of Emily Blunt attends the Cinema Society & Opium Yves Saint Laurent screening of “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” at the Crosby Street Hotel on March 8, 2012 in New York City.

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Emily Blunt Explains Why She Passed On Black Widow

Scarlett Johansson is about to play Black Widow for the second time in “The Avengers,” but she wasn’t always the first choice to star as the secretive S.H.I.E.L.D. spy.

Once upon a time, the role was Emily Blunt’s for the taking. Of course, that never played out; Johansson won the “Iron Man 2″ role. But that wasn’t the only Marvel character Blunt was up for — she also had a fighting chance at playing Peggy Carter in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” but that too never happened.

Why has Blunt passed on not one, but two roles within the Marvel universe? We’re not the only ones wondering. New York Magazine spoke with the actress and learned her reasons for saying no to the comic book movie space.

“Usually the female parts in a superhero film feel thankless: She’s the pill girlfriend while the guys are whizzing around saving the world,” offered Blunt. “I didn’t do the other ones because the part wasn’t very good or the timing wasn’t right, but I’m open to any kind of genre if the part is great and fun and different and a challenge in some way.”

“I would love to do a comic-book movie or a science-fiction film that would scare the bejesus out of me,” she continued. “Maybe I need to be James Bond! I just did ‘Looper,’ because it’s so original and breathtakingly cool. The time-travel aspect is just a backdrop to visit this heightened world, where you’re atoning for something and attempting to be more than you’ve been.”

There you have it—don’t look for Blunt in any upcoming super-flicks, but the increasingly buzzed-about “Looper” is just around the corner. And hey! I would absolutely line up to see her as the first female 007!

Source: MTV