Actress Emily Blunt: A star who’s about to be born

Despite indelible performances as Anne Hathaway’s tormentor in “The Devil Wears Prada” and as Tom Hanks’ seductress/underwear model in “Charlie Wilson’s War,” Emily Blunt remains a household-name-in-the-making probably because she’s such a chameleon.

But the star, as they say, is on the rise: The London-born actress can now be seen as a savvy publicist in “The Great Buck Howard”; as Amy Adams’ lost-soul sister in “Sunshine Cleaning”; and, soon, as “The Young Victoria.” We recently spoke with the 26-year-old actress:…

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Emily Blunt Speaks Out About Losing ‘Iron Man 2’ Role

Earlier this month, it seemed Emily Blunt was poised to make the leap from critically adored actress to household name. Word was she’d been cast as Black Widow in the sequel to last year’s $580 million blockbuster comic book adaptation “Iron Man.” After her scene-stealing “Devil Wears Prada” role and a gripping turn in “Sunshine Cleaning ” (in theaters now), a major part in a big-budget tentpole movie seemed only appropriate….

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Emily Blunt Left Starstruck by Johnny Depp

Emily Blunt was lost for words when she met Johnny Depp for the first time.

The British actress – who plays Queen Victoria in the new film The Young Victoria – says she was left so starstruck when she saw the Pirates of The Caribbean star onset of on the set of Alice In Wonderland she couldn’t bring herself to look at him.

She says, “I got star struck with Johnny Depp. I went to visit Anne [Hathaway] on the set of Alice in Wonderland and I walked past him. I couldn’t even look at him. He was right there!

“What is it about him? Everything I guess.”…

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Brit blunt about American accent

Emily Blunt is British to the core, London-born, a veteran of the West End stage and many a BBC production.

In spite of break-out work in her native accent in films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt is finding her greatest fame on the big screen in playing Americans.

In Charlie Wilson’s War, The Jane Austen Book Club and the new film Sunshine Cleaning, Blunt leaves her Britishness at home and becomes as American as the best of them.

“If you’re in America a lot, it’s easy to get into playing American,” she says. “All of it, the sounds, the energies – all very different….

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Another Positive ‘Sunshine Cleaning’ Review

Am I the only one on the planet who liked “Little Miss Sunshine,” sort of, without believing a second of it? I never believed those nutty, single-trait characters belonged to the same fractured family. I didn’t believe the rousing feel-good finale. What I liked, I liked because of what the performers did to transcend their own material.

I prefer the equally modest ” Sunshine Cleaning,” again without believing a second of it. It shares with the other audience-friendly “Sunshine” film a key word in its title; a setting, at least in part (Albuquerque); a key supporting actor ( Alan Arkin as a crusty paternal figure); and a rather studied sense of quirk. Nonetheless, the performers get a lot going, and the ensemble’s very easy company.

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‘Sunshine Cleaning’ Review

Despite its perky title, ‘Sunshine Cleaning’ is much darker than its producers’ previous film, ‘Little Miss Sunshine,’ as it ventures simply and realistically into suicide, adultery and loss. The film will be introduced to Turkish audiences at the 28th International Film Festival next month

It has become a genre all its own: the dysfunctional-family indie comedy, a staple of film festivals and art-house theaters alike.

Done wrong, and these movies can seem too self-consciously quirky (and by now, “quirky” feels like a word that was created especially to describe this kind of film). Done right, and you’ve got a “Little Miss Sunshine” or a “Juno” on your hands. …

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Emily will Shoot you

Dangerously hot British thesp Emily Blunt has, along with Anthony Hopkins, joined the cast of OCEAN’S ELEVEN and MATCHSTICK MEN writer Ted Griffin’s upcoming directorial effort SHOOT THE MESSENGER. The story is based on Irvin Yalom’s novel “Lying on the Couch” and in the interest of promoting laziness, here’s a copy and pasted official plot synopsis:…

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Emily Blunt’s Hanks kisses

Emily Blunt found it “strange” kissing Tom Hanks and his son.

The actress shared a love scene with the ‘Philadelphia’ star in ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ and also kissed his off-spring Colin in ‘The Great Buck Howard’ and although the younger actor says he had no problem with their smooch, he says the ‘Young Victoria’ star was slightly uncomfortable.

He said: “I was before dad. We shot ‘The Great Buck Howard’ first, so without sounding chauvinistic and possessive of her – I had her first.

“Although Emily did say it was very strange. She said, ‘It’s very strange to kiss both the son and the father.'”…

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‘Young Victoria’ inaccuracies irk Queen

The Queen has reportedly criticised historical inaccuracies in The Young Victoria following a special screening of the drama.

Princess Beatrice plays a cameo role in the the feature, which stars Emily Blunt as Queen Victoria and Rupert Friend as Prince Albert, and tells the story of their romance.

A source told the News Of The World that while the Queen thought the film had many good points, she likes accuracy….

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