Emily Blunt picks up American accent

English actress Emily Blunt’s ability to pick up an American accent on the spot has helped to land more roles in Hollywood.

Blunt, 26, who became famous for her roles as the young Queen Victoria and as an icy English fashion magazine assistant in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, will be appearing in a new movie ‘Sunshine Clearing’.

But she admits that she finds it a struggle to keep up the Yankie twang. [Read more…]

 

Iron women

Iron Man 2 co-stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Scarlett Johansson are reportedly experiencing on-set rivalry. According to UK tabloid The Sun, the pair can’t stand each other.Gwen apparently thinks Scarlett’s an attention-seeker diva.

It’s also being reported that Gwen was looking forward to Emily Blunt being her co-star, and was disappointed to find Scarlett got the role instead.

Why Emily Blunt refused to do it with Russell Brand

It seems Russell Brand’s talent for getting women into bed – on and off screen – has its limits. The English actress Emily Blunt, who made her name with a scene-stealing role in The Devil Wears Prada and recently won plaudits for her lead role in The Young Victoria, has reportedly pulled out of a film because it would involve too many sex scenes with the controversial comedian, radio DJ and now Hollywood actor.

According to a report from the Cannes film festival in the Mail on Sunday, Blunt had been lined up to play a sex-crazed pop singer who beds Brand’s character in Get Me To The Greek. [Read more…]

Amanda Peet to Join ‘Gulliver’s Travels’

Amanda Peet has joined the cast of the adventure movie “Gulliver’s Travels” opposite Jack Black.

The 20th Century Fox film, derived from Jonathan Swift’s classic story, also stars Jason Segel and Emily Blunt.

The modern retelling follows travel writer Lemuel Gulliver, who heads to an assignment in the Bermuda Triangle only to end up on the secret island of Lilliput, home to a population of industrious tiny people. Peet will play Black’s editor and potential romantic interest. [Read more…]