FOR someone who broke into Hollywood playing a hysteric, Emily Blunt is remarkably hard to flap. On a cold, bright day at the Chateau Marmont hotel here, this friendly 26-year-old British actress — whose tightly wound turn as Meryl Streep’s groveling girl Friday all but stole “The Devil Wears Prada” from Anne Hathaway — shows only a mild interest that Brad Pitt has rolled up on his motorcycle. Unlike Mr. Pitt and seemingly every other guest at the funky-cool Chateau, who dress like rock stars fresh from shopping at their local Goodwill store, Ms. Blunt arrives looking somewhere between saucy and demure in a short green flowered dress over black tights and knee-high copper boots, her face blessedly free of the pounds of blinding green eye shadow she piled on for “Prada.”
The eye shadow returns under different cover in Ms. Blunt’s latest film, “Sunshine Cleaning” (opening March 13), a cheeky if sentimental minor pleasure directed by Christine Jeffs. In person Ms. Blunt gives off a distinct whiff of Kensington, but she brings a capable American accent, red and purple hair extensions and bags of trashy brio to the movie, in which she and Amy Adams play sisters traumatized by the death of their mother long ago who find salvation cleaning up bloody crime scenes. Though the meatiest role goes to Ms. Adams as the responsible elder sister, Ms. Blunt cannily underplays both the comedy and the tragedy of the vulnerable Norah, whose good intentions far exceed her life skills. Read more…
Emily Blunt has revealed that she never wanted to be a princess as a young girl.
Speaking at The Young Victoria’s UK press conference, Blunt confessed that she “only liked hanging out with boys” when growing up.
“I was never the girl that dreamt of being a princess, I never dreamt about my wedding day,” she said. “I hated pink and I hated fairies. I only liked hanging out with boys, which is worrying, isn’t it?
“I remember throwing a tantrum if my mother put me in pink. I never had that dream, I wasn’t a particularly girly girl.”
I start the question and I can hear the eyes rolling even over the phone.
“Ohhh boy,” says Emily Blunt, bracing for the Black Widow/Iron Man 2 question. She was director Jon Favreau’s pick to play Black Widow, Russian spy and sexy villainess, to Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man in the about-to-film sequel to last summer’s comic book film smash. But Favreau revealed on the Oscar red carpet that Fox was exercising its option to have her in the new Gulliver’s Travels that studio is backing (Jack Black has the title role, Rob Letterman is directing). So no Emily. Read more…
Emily Blunt has revealed playing Queen Victoria was not easy.
The Devil Wears Prada star had to don a heavy crown for the coronation scene in The Young Victoria.
Emily said: “The crown has left a dent in my head which they just cover with make-up so I don’t look frightening to you. But it’s remarkably heavy, but it wobbles so I have to make everything very slow.”
And the 26-year-old actress’s crown was not the only suffering she had to go through for the film. Read more…
After a flurry of recent speculation surrounding “Iron Man 2” and the involvement of actors Emily Blunt, Scarlett Johansson, Eliza Dushku and Mickey Rourke, director Jon Favreau might have cleared the air about the status of at least two of those actors last night.
“On E!’s post show at the red carpet of some party, Jon Favreau said that Fox exercised its option on Emily Blunt, and that she definitely won’t be in ‘Iron Man 2,’” reported a Playlist reader. The option mentioned refers to Blunt’s casting alongside Jack Black in “Gulliver’s Travels,” which is likely to endanger her “Iron Man 2? role. Read more…
Hollywood actress Emily Blunt has revealed that due to the growing pressure on women in Hollywood to stay thin, she was often “watched like a hawk” during the filming of ‘Devil Wears Prada’, and she would often sneak doughnuts on the sets just to annoy the producers.
With the growing pressure on women in Hollywood to stay thin, Blunt was under constant watch on the sets of her flick ‘Devil Wears Prada’ in case she gorged on more than the set limit.
Annoyed with the set rules, Blunt got doughnuts on the sets just to settle the scores with the filmmakers, who used to watch everything she fed on. Read more…