Britain’s Blunt is in full blossom

Emily Blunt had just arrived at her London apartment after an adventurous plane ride from Los Angeles.

“There was horrible turbulence. I nearly got ill. I swear that the plane was on its side at one time. I was like `a-a-a-h,”‘ said the 26-year-old Brit, sounding unflappable, as if she were describing having popped down to the local shop.

But those who have seen Blunt in any of her scene-stealing roles – Meryl Streep’s put-upon assistant in “The Devil Wears Prada,” her sexy turn with Tom Hanks in “Charlie Wilson’s War” or her Golden Globe-winning performance as a politician’s neglected daughter in the TV drama “Gideon’s Daughter” – know she is one cool customer….

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Emily Blunt Hates Gloves

 Emily Blunt hated wearing gloves for her role in new movie The Young Victoria.

The British actress plays a young version of late British monarch Queen Victoria in the upcoming flick.

And Emily admits her aversion to sporting handwear became somewhat problematic during filming.

She says, “The things I really loathed were the gloves and all of the Victorian ladies wore them nearly all the time.

“And I hate the bloody things and always have all my life….

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Emily Blunt Full Interview

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’s 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 Brit-speak at home and becomes as American as the best of us.

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

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Emily Blunt: Naughty but nice

Actress Emily Blunt will have a Scotch on the rocks, if you’re asking. Or a vodka with a dash of soda water and a splash of cranberry. If the sun is shining, she will take a bottle of Corona beer with a lime wedge in the top. “Oh no, I’ve made myself sound like an alcoholic now, haven’t I?” she says, counting out her favourite poisons on the fingers of one hand.

It’s not the conversation opener I expected from the refined-looking Blunt. As the fantastically neurotic and snooty assistant to Meryl Streep’s magazine editor in The Devil Wears Prada, she stalked the set as if she had a coat hanger stuck down the back of her blouse.

Now she is the imposing lead in The Young Victoria, which depicts that famously rigid monarch as a young woman, her accession to the throne at 17, and the first bloom of her romance with Prince Albert….

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Interview: Emily Blunt & Rupert Friend on The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria is a new film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée from a script by Julian Fellowes, which chronicles the early years of Queen Victoria (Emily Blunt) and her romance and marriage to Prince Albert (Rupert Friend). Film Detail spoke to Emily Blunt and Rupert Friend in London recently about their roles in the film. Click here to listen to the interview clip

Emily at the ‘The Young Victoria’ World Premiere Videos

I’ve uploaded new event videos of Emily at the world premiere of ‘The Young Victoria‘ March 3, 2009. Enjoy!

- The Young Victoria World Premiere March 3 – Part 1
The Young Victoria World Premiere March 3 – Part 2
The Young Victoria World Premiere March 3 – Part 3
The Young Victoria World Premiere March 3 – Part 4
The Young Victoria World Premiere March 3 – Part 5
The Young Victoria World Premiere March 3 – Part 6