Emily Blunt is looking sexy on the cover of Elle magazine's September issue, and talking exclusively to them about her — at the time, upcoming — wedding to John Krasinski, airbrushing, fame, England vs America and Marmite too! Her new movie The Adjustment Bureau, in which she stars as a dancer alongside Matt Damon, comes out in 2011, and you can see behind the scenes at her shoot too! Here are some extracts from her interview:
- On her new film The Adjustment Bureau: "I had to learn to do ballet for the role, which was terrifying – you can’t really get away with half-assing it. There’s something very exposing about dancing in front of people. It’s like asking someone to look you in the eye and sing without any sense of irony. It’s that embarrassing. . .This is my weekend of revenge on the diet I’ve had to be on for the re-shoots. Last night I had steamed pork buns that made me want to weep. I feel like I’m just emerging from a food coma... After Bourne and Invictus, [Matt Damon] was like, 'Just for once, I don’t have to go to the gym, so I’m going to eat burgers in front of you and you’re going to have to deal with it.'"
- On Marmite: "Everyone here gags at the smell of it, but it’s like my staple diet. It’s salty deliciousness."
- On America vs England: "I feel very transatlantic, I shoot in England all the time, and I’m really close to my family and friends there. I know that maybe there’s a perception that I’ve abandoned what’s true to me, but I still maintain it and I never want to look like I’m disregarding where I came from. Don’t worry, I’m not on cleanses or doing Pilates every day! Not to stereotype Hollywood girls, but…"
To read what Emily has to say about her wedding to John Krasinski, her childhood stutter, and airbrushing, just read more.
- On her childhood stutter: "[It was] awful, absolutely awful. You feel like there’s an imposter living inside of you who is misrepresenting who you really are. You don’t want to be accepted for being that person but at the same time you do, and you don’t want people to finish your sentences, yet you breathe a sigh of relief when someone does. . . [In a drama class] I spoke fluidly for the first time in my life in some northern English accent, probably the hokiest you’ve ever heard. . . It’s very common for [former] stutterers to not be able to say their own name, and when someone asks who’s calling, I’ll be like, “F***!”’
- On her (at the time, upcoming) wedding to “The Office” star John Krasinski: "Ha! It’s not my style to be much of a planner, so I don’t even know really when it’s happening. I’m sure it’s going to be small, easy-going and last minute. But you’ll see… soon!"
- On airbrushing and dressing for the red carpet: "I don’t like it when they stretch you out and make you all long and skinny. It makes you look like a Barbie. Who the hell looks like that?. . . I think I tend to dress quite hard. I’m definitely not a frilly girl and I don’t wear dresses that much. . . When it’s a red carpet thing, I think it’s good to just go for it. Who cares if someone hates it? If I love something – if I think it’s edgy and cool – I don’t care what anyone else thinks."
The full shoot and interview appears in the September issue of Elle Magazine out today!