Luckily, the duo just so happen to be starring in writer-director George Nolfi’s romance/thriller THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, which addresses the above questions directly. Based on the short story Adjustment Team by Philip K. Dick, the film centers on the seemingly forbidden relationship between politician David Norris (Matt Damon) and dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt). As the narrative continues, the two are kept apart by a mysterious team of adjusters (otherwise known as the adjustment bureau) who claim it’s in everyone’s best interest if they go their separate ways.
Was there ever a real-life moment where you felt fate was so strong that you could not ignore it?
Matt cunningly replied: “I think Emily’s chance to work with me, must have been one of those moments…”
Emily shares: “I have one story which is pretty cool. I remember I didn’t get into this very amazing school that my sister went to and I wanted to be just like my sister. It’s this school called Westminster in London which is fiercely competitive. She gets in because she’s a brainiac and I don’t because I’m obviously not. So I remember at 16 just being completely devastated and my life was over and this was so sad. I ended up at my second choice school which had a good drama department – I previously hadn’t considered acting. But, I did a play through my school that went to a festival, I got an agent, he’s still my agent – and now I’m here with you. If I had gone to the other school I wouldn’t be doing this job, guaranteed. Really, it was meant to happen that I never went there.” Read more…