Emily Blunt Listed As ‘Metro Mix’s ’15 Breakout Actors of 2000s’

Emily Blunt is listed one of Metro Mix’s ’15 Breakout Actors of 2000s’.

One of the great pleasures of the movies is discovering an exciting new actor. Those performers that thrill and impress with their talent, looks, relatability and star power.

The following 15 actors made their marks in the past decade, making good on breakout roles with equally impressive bodies of work. They’re the actors we’re most excited to follow into the next decade, when we know they’ll be joined by a whole new crop of breakout stars.

Anyone who saw Blunt’s seductive turn in the teen lesbian romance “My Summer of Love” knew this girl deserved to be a star. But not many people actually did see that little British indie, so it wasn’t until she socked over the role of Meryl Streep’s caustic cutthroat assistant in “The Devil Wears Prada” that audiences really caught on to her irresistible charms.

Blunt has since demonstrated her range as an uptight literary lover in “The Jane Austen Book Club,” a whip smart publicist in “The Great Buck Howard,” a well-intentioned screw-up in “Sunshine Cleaning” and a girl becoming a woman and the Queen of England simultaneously in “The Young Victoria.” Just try taking your eyes off her.

Emily Blunt to Answer Fan Questions On January 14

Emily Blunt, who was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in The Young Victoria, is going to have a little face time with a few moviegoers in Los Angeles tonight. She will be having a Q&A session after the 7:15 screening of her film, The Young Victoria, at the Grove in Los Angeles on Thursday, January 14. She will, presumably, be answering questions about her role in the film, her experience filming, or anything else the audience decides to throw her way. If you are in the greater Los Angeles area, you can purchase tickets on the Grove website for the screening.

In case you’re interested in going to the screening, here’s a bit more about the film….

Directed by: Jean-Marc Vallée

Starring: Emily Blunt, Rupert Friend, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Thomas Kretschmann, and Mark Strong.

Official Synopsis: In The Young Victoria, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) delivers an incredibly appealing performance as Queen Victoria in the turbulent first years of her reign. Rupert Friend (Pride & Prejudice) portrays Prince Albert, the suitor who wins her heart and becomes her partner in one of history’s greatest romances. This love story, set amongst all the intrigue of the court, also features Paul Bettany (Iron Man, The Da Vinci Code), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jim Broadbent (The Damned United, The Chronicles of Narnia), Thomas Kretschmann (Valkyrie), and Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Tristan & Isolde).

The Young Victoria is written by Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Vanity Fair) and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.). Producers on the film are Graham King, Martin Scorsese, Tim Headington and Sarah Ferguson.

Source: Screen Crave


Life.com: 11 Bright Stars of Awards Season

Their heroes and villains were all over the map: a tortured Harlem teen, a silver-tongued Nazi, a sexy frequent flier, a danger-junkie soldier on Iraq’s front lines. Now the actors who brought these characters to the big screen all have one thing in common: an Oscar dream. In this exclusive LIFE portrait gallery, photographer Jeff Vespa captures moments with 11 actors enjoying awards-season buzz — including our stunning cover star, Up in the Air’s Vera Farmiga, who’ll be hoping to hear her name called as a Best Supporting Actress nominee come Feb. 2.

Who ever thinks of England’s 19th-century monarch as a PYT? It’s hard to see her otherwise after watching Blunt’s take on the queen-to-be, putting the zap on royal-court plotters and casting saucy sideward glances at future hubby Prince Albert. Blunt, who made a big splash playing the snarky assistant to Meryl Streep’s boss from hell in The Devil Wears Prada, handily conquers leading-lady territory here. (For Your Consideration: Best Actress)

Source: Life

Emily Blunt Visits The Grove

Emily Blunt. Yes, her mere name makes us smile, and her roles are good ones, too.

We’ll cite the actor’s fabulous if frantic gal Friday in “The Devil Wears Prada,” and her grittier turn in “Sunshine Cleaning” (props to Amy Adams in that flick, too). Now the Brit star is in “The Young Victoria,” and she’s stopping by The Grove on Thursday, January 14th to talk about playing the regal figure and the making of the film.

Tickets. We’ll say it, because we always harp, but tickets are going, going. The show is at 7:15PM at the Pacific Theatres at The Grove.

You were wanting to see this movie anyway, fans of historical non-fiction and royalty buffs and Bluntians. Why not see it with the star?

Source: NBC Los Angeles

Emily Blunt wears the crown well

Emily Blunt first captured our attention when she played Meryl Streep’s first assistant in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada. She went on to get parts in other films, including Charlie Wilson’s War, Dan in Real Life and Sunshine Cleaning.

Now, Blunt has a lot to celebrate.

Last year, she became engaged to The Office’s John Krasinski and her portrayal of Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria earned her a third Golden Globe nomination.

The 26-year-old London native spoke to The Miami Herald about playing the British monarch and what it was like to wear those beautiful, yet often uncomfortable, costumes.

The Young Victoria is very focused on the beginning of Victoria and Prince Albert’s romance. What is important about that time-line in their lives?

“I think it’s vital to learn about their passion on a real level. No one knows about that side of their relationship. . . . It was a meeting of the souls for those two and I think it’s important to show that so people can understand why [when he died] she mourned him so ferociously.” [Read more…]

Keen dancer Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt credits dancing with her newly-toned physique. The British beauty underwent extensive training for her role in new movie ‘The Adjustment Bureau’ and she is now enjoying the benefits it has had on her figure. She said: ‘I did six weeks of dance training and gym training, and I go as much as I can while I’ve been shooting. I have to go to the gym and keep up my guns and keep up my pirouettes.’

However, Emily, 26, admits she found the dancing tough because she had never done it before. She said: ‘The dancing is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, honestly. I finally finished all the dancing scenes and I was so emotional at the end of it, it was pathetic. I was probably so relieved. I’ve never danced in my life, so it was a good learning curve for me.

I think it’s probably good sometimes to be put in situations which are so frightening and alien to you, and to have to overcome them.’

Source: MSN

Emily Blunt Involves In A Minor Car Crash

British actress Emily Blunt was involved in a minor car accident on Wednesday, when she reversed into a curb while driving in California. The Devil Wears Prada star was unharmed in the incident, but admits her ego suffered some damage. She says, “Driving on the other side of the road is a big change and I managed to convince myself I can. I actually managed to crash my Prius yesterday (Wednesday)…

“I was reversing out and there was a big drop and the curb on the driveway… and there was a horrific crunch… I crashed into the curb.”

But Blunt blames unfamiliar American driving rules for partly causing the crash, adding: “I don’t know what it is. I feel like my vision is off looking over the different shoulder.”

Source: Contact Music