Her character was almost re-written for a guy in the early stages.
The film industry is quickly becoming awash with badass female characters and Emily Blunt is one of those actors who have mastered the art of the 'tough girl'. But with her new film, cop thriller 'Sicario', she believes that 'tough' isn't necessarily the best way to look at it.
Emily Blunt doesn't see 'Sicario' character as 'tough'
Blunt plays FBI agent Kate Macy, who is on board a mission to beat the drug trafficking over the Mexico-US border. However, the male dominated team around her have methods that she's not so sure she wants to be involved in, but when things start to get out of control, she is forced to question her own morality if she wants to live. While her performance might've impressed her co-stars and the crew on the set, the character was very nearly re-written for a guy over fears for its viewability.
Emily Blunt is one of several stars to despair at the Cannes Film Festival's overly formal dress code.
Film producer Valera Richter, who has part of her left foot amputated, was stopped at the Cannes Film Festival for not wearing high heels. She told BBC 5 Live that a red carpet official pointed at her footwear and said: "No, no, this won't work, you can't get in like this."
Emily Blunt says she would prefer to wear converse sneakers on the red carpet - but then wore heels
The incident comes amidst widespread criticism of the festival's apparent stance against flat shoes. The official line from organisers is that heels are not an essential part of the dress code and ushers have been "reminded" of his.
Continue reading: Amputee Turned Away with Flat Shoes at Cannes Film Festival
Reports in the last twenty-four hours have alleged that women are being turned away from red carpet screenings for not wearing high heels.
The organisers of the Cannes Film Festival have struck back at outraged reports that women are being refused entry for certain film premieres for not wearing high heels, claiming that the rumours are “unfounded”.
The controversy being labelled as ‘flatgate’ was first reported by movie news website Screen Daily, after an unnamed ‘Cannes regular’ tipped off the site that a number of women, including some who were older and with medical conditions, were being turned away at the red carpet for failing to wear high enough heels.
Actress Emily Blunt at the Cannes Film Festival earlier today (Tuesday May 19th)
Continue reading: Cannes Organisers Respond To 'Flatgate' Heel Controversy
There's a flurry of eager bustling as Lady GaGa steps out of the Mark Hotel in New York to board a luxury coach that will take her to the 2015 Met Gala, where this year's theme was China: Through The Looking Glass. Gaga looked particularly eccentric as usual, in a wide-sleeved, mesh-patterned robe complete with super high platform boots.
Emily Blunt - Met Gala - 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - Hotel departures at New York - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 4th May 2015
Emily Blunt - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015
And yet another lip sync battle went out of control.
Can we all agree that The Tonight Show is the funniest of the late night circuit? Everyone else can stop trying now, thank you. Last night (Thursday, April 16) saw the return of John Krasinski to Fallon’s studio and the actor paid (hilarious) tribute to N’Sync and Jimmy’s old pal Justin Timberlake.
Krasinski was good, but he was no match for Kendrick's cunning.
It was the lip sync battle of a century, with Krasinski absolutely killing it rocking out to the band’s 2000 hit Bye Bye Bye, as I’m sure we’ve all done at one point or another, probably after a couple tequilas.
English Hollywood star Emily Blunt was photographed out and about wearing sports clothes as she heads for lunch at the Blue Daisy cafe in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 11th March 2015
Into the Woods and Testament of Youth bring out starry red carpets in London, while celebrities line up for the People's Choice Awards in L.A. and the National Board of Review in New York. We also get the first glimpse of Paul Rudd in Ant-Man, the next Nicholas Sparks romance The Longest Ride and the digitally animated Peanuts Movie...
In London, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Daniel Huttlestone and Tracey Ullman were on hand for the UK premiere of Into the Woods this week. The film has been a box office hit in America over the past two weeks, and opens in Britain this weekend.
The Bafta nominations have been revealed, leading to some shock by what has been missed out from the ceremony.
Friday morning's British Academy Film Awards nominations show the predicted BAFTA love for home-grown movies like 'The Imitation Game' and 'The Theory of Everything', but were even more notable for who was missing from the shortlists.
Timothy Spall - snubbed by the academy?
The most obvious snub was for Mike Leigh's acclaimed biographical drama 'Mr Turner', for which Timothy Spall won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. But the film only has a handful of technical nods (for cinematography, production design, costumes and make-up/hair), with nothing for Spall or Leigh, and most surprisingly no British Film nomination.
Continue reading: Bafta 2015 Nominations Reveal Secrets Of Awards Season
It's taken a long time for this stage musical to make it to the big screen, and while director Rob Marshall once again fails to give the story a sharp focus (see also Chicago and Nine), he at least lets the music and characters shine. Originally staged on Broadway in 1987, this musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine is a gleeful mash-up of fairy tales that continues on past the "happily ever after", eventually turning rather dark and emotional.
Once upon a time, there was a Baker and his Wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) who learn that they can't have children because the Witch (Meryl Streep) next door has cursed them. She offers to break the spell if they collect a cow, a cape, a slipper and a lock of hair. Meanwhile, Jack (Daniel Huttlestone) annoys his mother (Tracey Ullman) by selling the family cow for a handful of "magic" beans; Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford) dodges a leery Wolf (Johnny Depp) following her through the woods; Cinderella (Anna Kendrick) sneaks to the festival to meet the Prince (Chris Pine) against the wishes of her nasty stepmum (Christine Baranski); and Rapunzel (Mackenzie Mauzy) defies her mother by letting her hair down for a Prince (Billy Magnussen). After knotting together, each plot strand resolves happily. Until the next day.
This is very much a story of two halves, with the sharp, snappy, hilarious first act contrasting strongly against the rather disturbingly grim and grisly second act, as everyone's story unravels to reveal each character's deep neediness. What makes this show so clever is the way it undermines the usual fairy-tale happiness of most stories, cautioning that this artifice is actually a problem for children. While the songs are all clever and thoroughly engaging, none of them is particularly hummable on first listen, but each is packed with witty wordplay and serious subtext that gets under the skin.
Continue reading: Into the Woods Review
Because of course it did.
Oh my gosh, where did the time go? It’s been another year and it’s Golden Globes nods time again. So some of them are pretty predictable. Meryl Streep and Into the Woods nabbed several nods, among them Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical, Best Actress for Emily Blunt who plays the Baker's Wife, and Best Supporting Actress for Meryl Streep for playing the Witch.
We know Meryl Streep is great in Into the Woods, because... come on. It's Meryl Streep.
So the movie hasn’t really been out long enough for the moviegoing masses to have their say, but the critics have been praising it left and right.
Continue reading: "Into the Woods" Got a Bunch of Golden Globes Nods. Anyone Surprised?
Anna Kendrick, who plays Cinderella in 'Into the Woods', described her co-star Meryl Streep as "just kind of a bro" whilst appearing on a US talk show.
Anna Kendrick at the New York premiere of Into the Woods in December.
Date of birth
23rd February, 1983