Edith Bowman interviews actors Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Hayley Bennett, writer Paula Hawkins and director Tate Taylor for AOL’s BUILD series LONDON at AOL London on September 21, 2016 in London, England.
The actor plays a voyeur in The Girl on the Train, but she discourages viewers from projecting their own fantasies onto her life
Emily Blunt has come a long way from her star-making turn as a Louboutin-loving fashionista in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada. To play the lead role in The Girl on the Train, out Oct. 7, she had to deglamorize like never before. “Talk about no makeup,” she says over salmon teriyaki and iced green tea at a Brooklyn sushi joint on a late-summer evening. “We added makeup to make me look evenmore like I had no makeup.” Each day she was decorated with prosthetic under-eye bags, varicose veins and rosacea, along with a changing array of contact lenses meant to evoke various stages of inebriation: pinkish for buzzed, bloodshot for hammered, tinged with yellow for brutally hung over. Read More