Brit Emily Blunt making a career of being American

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

But 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 us.

“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.

“But it’s really hard to do the accent. I tend to try and stay in it all day, which is the only way I can manage it. Tonally, the stresses you people put on different parts of words, it’s worlds apart from what I grew up with.”…

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Emily Blunt Hello Magazine Interview

Young Victoria star Emily Blunt jumped at the chance to shake up the historical view of the famous English queen, who she insists in this on-set interview was frequently amused and passionate in love. Just don’t get the screen sensation started on the subject of Victoria’s corsets…

You seem to be sitting around a lot today…

“Yes, which is rather nice actually if you’re in a corset. It’s a big relief. I’m quite overheated, though, with all these layers.

“The big cloak is like carrying a bear on my shoulders, so that’s interesting.” …

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Colin and Tom Hanks launch father-son project with Emily Blunt

When his son Colin signed up to make The Great Buck Howard, Tom Hanks – like any supportive parent – took an interest in his son’s new project. But after reading the script, and realising there was an opening to play the father of Colin’s character, the Hollywood actor’s involvement stepped up a level.

“I selfishly attached myself as the dad,” reveals Tom, who was busy launching the joint effort with his son and their British co-star Emily Blunt in New York this week. “I didn’t even ask Colin, I just said: ‘Hey listen, I’d like to play the dad’. He kind of rolled his eyes and said, ‘Well yeah, I can see why.’ And that was that.”

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Blunt stars in The Young Victoria

Of all the love stories that have defined the British monarchy, none tugs the heartstrings quite like Victoria and Prince Albert.

The Young Victoria (PG) – partly filmed at Belvoir Castle – traces the romance from the initial sparks of attraction.

to marriage, revealing the private frustrations of the young queen as she attempts to walk a minefield of political intrigue and stringent social etiquette.

Everyone, it seems, wants to manipulate Victoria (Emily Blunt) for their own ends, all apart from Albert (Rupert Friend), who defies protocol to assist the princess in outwitting the schemers, telling her that she must stop being a pawn in other people’s games and take control….

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Bill Nighy : Bill Nighy ‘terribly’ admires Emily Blunt

Brit actor Bill Nighy, who usually feels out of place among the glitz and glamour, walked the red carpet at The Young Victoria premiere in Leicester Square .

Nighy, 59, revealed that the only reason he was there was because of his admiration for rising star Emily Blunt.

“I usually feel a bit of a lemon at premieres,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.

“I don’t even like going to my own but I am here to support Emily because she is someone I admire terribly.

“I do love period dramas but I am really here to watch her. Emily is one of Britain’s greatest talents but she treats me with little or no respect, which is refreshing. She is incredibly charming, funny and glamorous with great depth. I’m excited for her,” he added.

Source: Entertainment and Showbiz

Emily Blunt is looking for her own Prince Albert

Emily Blunt reckons she is looking for a real life Prince Albert.

“This is what I look for in a man,” the star, who plays Queen Victoria in new film The Young Victoria, tells Parade.com.

“He’s my definition of a real man, because he encouraged her (Victoria) in a very selfless way, to be the best version of herself she could possibly be.”

The British actress recently split with singer Michael Buble after three years and has been linked with actor John Krasinski, who stars in the US version of TV series The Office.

Source: This Is Derbyshire

Bonding Amid Blood Splatters: Two Sisters and Their Messy Lives

I’m thinking of a movie. Wait, don’t tell me, it’s on the tip of my tongue. It takes place in Albuquerque. There’s a beat-up old van, a lot of family dysfunction, a cute kid, a get-rich-quick scheme that doesn’t quite work out as planned. Alan Arkin is the grandpa. The title? Something about “Sunshine.”

No, not that one. “Little Miss Sunshine” came out in 2006. Why on earth would I be reviewing it now? I’m wondering that myself. A better title for the movie I am supposed to review — for the record, it’s “Sunshine Cleaning,” directed by Christine Jeffs from a script by Megan Holley — would be “Sundance Recycling,” since the picture is less a free-standing independent film than a scrap-metal robot built after a shopping spree at the Park City Indie Parts and Salvage Warehouse.

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Emily Blunt: You smell fear in LA

Emily Blunt isn’t a big fan of Los Angeles.

The Young Victoria actress told the Daily Express she much preferred London to Hollywood.

“It’s very clique-ey. You have to be a bit careful finding out who your friends are in that town,” the British star said of LA. She continued: “You can feel the quest for success in LA. It emanates out of everyone and every corner. You can smell the fear….

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Blunt stars in The Young Victoria

Of all the love stories that have defined the British monarchy, none tugs the heartstrings quite like Victoria and Prince Albert.

The Young Victoria (PG) – partly filmed at Belvoir Castle – traces the romance from the initial sparks of attraction

to marriage, revealing the private frustrations of the young queen as she attempts to walk a minefield of political intrigue and stringent social etiquette.

Everyone, it seems, wants to manipulate Victoria (Emily Blunt) for their own ends, all apart from Albert (Rupert Friend), who defies protocol to assist the princess in outwitting the schemers, telling her that she must stop being a pawn in other people’s games and take control….

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Amy Adams, Emily Blunt are endearing wallowers in ‘Sunshine Cleaning’

Two sisters start a biohazard-removal service. With Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin. Director: Christine Jeffs. (1:42) R: Sexuality, language, adult situations. At the Landmark Sunshine and Lincoln Square.

There’s an air of death and exhaustion around the characters in “Sunshine Cleaning,” but hang on — it’s not at all off-putting.

Though this well-observed, wry drama is determined to be quirky, its most endearing quality, like that of its heroines, is a willingness to wallow in foul moods and come out the other side.

Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) is a thirtyish former cheerleader shambling through life in Albuquerque as a cleaning woman….

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