Emily Blunt insists she doesn’t care about fame or how successful her films are.
Emily Blunt doesn’t care if she’s famous.
The ‘Devil Wears Prada’ actress – who stars in the movie ‘Young Victoria’, which she is hotly tipped to win an Oscar for – said she has never been bothered whether she has a big part in a film or just a couple of scenes, as long as she makes an impact. Read more…
I loved Emily Blunt before, but now that she’s marrying John Krasinski, I love her even more. And I’m pretty excited to see her as Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria. And I give her a lot of credit for wearing the period costumes!
I personally have never worn a really tight corset and can’t really imagine myself ever wearing one. But when you’re playing a role in a period piece, sometimes the costumes you wear are quite authentic and Emily Blunt says the corsets she had to wear in The Young Victoria were tight beyond belief. She says, “I learned how to survive when they lace you tight. It takes getting used to. You must inhale so your rib cage expands. This way, after you’re all done up you can have room to breathe.” Read more…
A real live royal was behind the idea for “The Young Victoria,” which portrays Queen Victoria’s coming-of-age and marriage to Prince Albert: Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.
“She showed me a whole bunch of projects and in it was a two page synopsis on Queen Victoria at a very young age,” said producer Graham King at a Cinema Society and The New Yorker screening at the Regal Union Square on Thursday night (Also there was co-producer Martin Scorsese). “You usually think of Queen Victoria all dressed in black and spinster-type, so I found it intriguing.”
Ferguson was also helpful in a host of other ways, including getting access to historic locations like Blenheim Palace. “I said, ‘We’re going to shoot in Budapest if you don’t,” said King, only half-kidding. (Princess Beatrice, Ferguson’s oldest daughter, also makes a cameo as a lady-in-waiting.)
Meanwhile, star Emily Blunt boned up on her history to get ready to play England’s longest reigning monarch. “I read everything I could on her,” said Blunt. “What really helped me was reading her diaries.”
She also had to don an array of complex period costumes. “It was quite an endurance test to put on those clothes,” she said. “I think it’s it’s no wonder that women fainted and were considered weak, because they couldn’t breathe.”
Luckily she faced no such problems at the film’s afterparty at Norwood House, where Lionel Richie, Michael Stipe, Rachel Hunter and Kelly Killoren Bensimon showed to congratulate the cast and crew.
At the New York debut of The Young Victoria, star Emily Blunt talks to The Daily Beast about “great roles for women” going into Oscar season. Plus, view our red carpet gallery.
As 2009 rolls to an end, people all over Hollywood are noting that this has not exactly been a great year for movies. Starting this season, the Oscars will nominate 10 films (up from the usual five) for best picture, and the joke being told nearly everywhere you go is that there aren’t enough good movies to warrant the old number, much less the new one.
And then there is the Best Actress race, which paradoxically, is more competitive than any year in recent memory.
The latest woman throwing a serious iron into the fire is Emily Blunt, the 26 year old British beauty who shot to fame playing Meryl Streep’s obsessed assistant in The Devil Wears Prada. On Thursday night, she strode into the Regal Union Square Stadium for the Cinema Society, Grand Marnier and the New Yorker’s screening ofThe Young Victoria wearing a sheath from Carolina Herrera and chunky Prada heels. She chatted with reporters and seemed far more comfortable than most American starlets, complimenting one woman-reporter on the press line for her Erickson Beamon necklace (“really beautiful,” she said, sounding less eager than matter of fact) before answering questions about how she learned about her character (“I read everything I could”) and how long it took to get into costume every day (about 2 1/2 hours). Read more…
Universal Pictures has announced that their movie “The Wolfman” has got an R-rating from Motion Picture Association of America. The movie, which is going to be released around the Valentine’s Day in 2010, is rated R for “bloody horror, violence and gore.”
Despite the negative financial consequences that can go along with it, the studio seems happy with the R-rating. This is possible considering the fact that the latest news is not as bad as several problems happened to the film along the way, like delays, reshoots, composers Danny Elfman’s leave, and editing changes.
A remake of the 1941 classic of the same name, “The Wolfman” is following Talbot who is lured back to his family estate after his brother vanishes. He finds out that a nightmarish beast has been terrorizing the town but while investigating, Talbot discovers a horrifying destiny for himself.
Benicio Del Toro plays the major character, Lawrence Talbot, while Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt star as Talbot’s father and love interest respectively. Originally slated for 2009 movie, “The Wolfman” is scheduled to be released in the U.S. on February 10, 2010.
Emily Blunt, who stars as Gwen Conliffe in Universal Pictures’ redo The Wolfman, has a theory on why we had to wait so long to see the film.
“I think with a film like that, because there are special effects and it’s a big movie, you can’t accelerate its release date,” she explained to Shock Till You Drop this afternoon, offering a culinary analogy. “It’s not fair and so I think it just needed some more time. They needed to cook a little bit more. But the film is so good, so I’m really happy that they waited and I think it’s the best time for people to see it. This fall is all about the awards seasons and all of that, so I don’t know if it’s that kind of film. It’s not. It’s a werewolf movie.”
The Wolfman, directed by Joe Johnston, is ultimately pouncing onto the theatrical circuit nationwide on February 12. “It’s a brilliant…more of a throwback to the old Lon Chaney films and it’s classic and gothic and eerie but I don’t think it competes with the slasher movies in that way because I think it’s better. I did my job, they loved the movie so, I almost feel this is the best time because I feel like more people are going to see it in February anyway.” Read more…