Emily Blunt’s biographyEmily Blunt always surprises her fans by appearing in the most unexpected images. The hysterical secretary, Queen Victoria, an unhappy alcoholic ... Who else will the same Blunt, whom Meryl Streep herself called the best young actress of our time to decide to play?
ChildhoodThe actress, who was destined to conquer her native Britain, and then the whole world, was born on February 23, 1983, in central London, in Wandsworth.
The girl’s full name is Emily Olivia Leah Blunt and she is the second of Oliver and Joanna's four children. Oliver Blunt is a barrister belonging to the highest caste of UK lawyers, and Joanna is a former actress and an English teacher.
The parents tried to give their children all the best. The children studied in prestigious schools. Emily was fond of music and loved to ride horses but she suddenly began to stutter at the age of ten. Visits to speech therapists did not give any result, meditation, relaxation, and treatment courses by psychoanalysts were useless. Doctors were giving up: the amusing and sociable girl before was becoming a closed shy child.
In order to somehow help her daughter, her mother began to learn small scenes from plays she once played in. It was theatrical art that proved to be the miraculous remedy for the disease and determined the girl’s choice. Subsequently, the actress will say so about it.
It wasn’t me who chose the profession, the profession chose me
The beginningIn 1999 Emily entered college, where she studied acting, literature, and drama. For participating in The Royal Family production, the girl was named the best beginning actress.
In 2002 Emily began to take part in television series’. In 2003 she played in an episode of the famous detective project about the investigations of the impressive Belgian Poirot Agatha Christie.
Accepting the offer to play in the My Summer of Love drama picture in 2004, the actress took a rather bold step. Emily performed the role of one of the heroines in love, Tamsin. The second girl was played by Natalie Press. The scenes of intimate closeness between the friends, even very innocent, added daring rebellious shades to the growing popularity of Emily. Then-famous Paddy Considine also played in the picture.
The pictures released with Emily starring in 2005 became popular and attracted attention to the young actress. In Gideon's Daughter drama, dedicated to the eternal topic of fathers and children, she played the role of the daughter, with whom the father is trying to improve relations, who was played by magnificent Bill Nighy. Emily played in a duet with Susan Sarandon in the Obsession of Psychological drama and was remembered by the audience for her subtle play, not inferior to her partner in skill and charm.
That same BluntThe screening of the scandalous book by Lauren Weisberger, which tells about the backstage of the world of high fashion, became a cult picture immediately after the release. The Devil Wears Prada is called one of the most beautiful films of New Hollywood, the costumes cost more than a million dollars, artist Patricia Field was awarded an Oscar for their design, as well as Meryl Streep for the role of bitchy Miranda.
Emily's participation in the film as Miranda’s senior assistant, obediently fulfilling all the whims of her divine boss, brought nominations for the Oscar and for the British BAFTA. And though Blunt did not win, all the film critics noted her play. The press wrote that Blunt put a shadow on the second main character of the picture - Anne Hathaway. Legendary Meryl Streep named Emily the best young actress she knew.
By the way, Hathaway, who was to become the second star of the picture, did not make it to any of the nominations. Subsequently, Hathaway said that that same Blunt had pulled the blanket over herself and did not even hide her dislike for her.
Best rolesIn 2007 Emily, who had already taken her place among the Hollywood luminaries, starred in the Wind Chills film. The mystical drama was sustained in an atmosphere of increasing anticipation of something obscure and frightening. Director Gregory Jacobs used a complex and very rare trick, which consisted of a constant long shot with an emphasis on the faces of the two main characters. This director's finding allowed to give the picture even more drama and highlighted the depth of Emily’s talent, who played the role of a student. Ashton Holmes also took part in the film.
The picture of the same year, The Jane Austen Book Club is called very British and feminine, which is quite reasonable, because all the main roles are female. Emily played alongside Maria Bello, Maggie Grace, and Kathy Baker in the good gentle movie.
Emily's duet with actress Amy Adams in the Sunshine Cleaning comedy was marked by the excellent play of the girls who managed to give the serious social picture telling about moral values a slight shade of a fiction film.
One of Emily’s brightest roles and one of her fans’ most favorite is The Young Victoria drama. In the truly English picture, which deserved an award and a nomination for all the most prestigious film awards, Emily played Queen Victoria in her teenage years. An aristocratic by birth and spirit, Emily brilliantly performed the role; her partner was the incredibly beautiful Rupert Friend. Jim Broadbent, Mark Strong, and Paul Bettany also played in the film.
In 2009 the gothic drama The Wolfman was released, where Emily shone accompanied by Benicio del Toro and Sir Anthony Hopkins, knighted in 1993. John Johnston rewrote the story about werewolves in a new way, giving it romanticism and subtle tragedy.
In the period between 2010 and 2015, the actress starred in a variety of films, covering the entire range of filmmakers from drama to comedy. Among the especially significant works of Blunt of the period is the role of Elise in The Adjustment Bureau, the role of Sara in the Looper, the role of a girl-swindler in the Wild Target, and a police officer in the action-packed thriller the Sicario. Her partners in works of the period were stars of first magnitude: Matt Damon, Bruce Willis, Tom Cruise and Brendan Gleeson.
The actress’s next success in 2016 was the role of Rachel in the thriller based on the bestseller of the same name by Paula Hawkins. The dramatic thriller with an unexpected end The Girl on the Train was a real gift for fans of serious films. A childless, divorced woman suffering from alcoholism - an image so unexpected for the aristocratic and refined actress, became one of the most difficult in Blunt’s career and one of the most successful at the same time. Emily was again awarded nominations for Golden Globe and other awards, including BAFTA. Luke Evans, as well as Haley Bennett and Justin Theroux, also appeared in the picture.
The actress calls herself a happy woman and says that all her dreams and desires come true. One of Emily’s desires was to play in the same project with her husband and it was fulfilled in 2018. John was the director of the experimental, almost wordless horror drama A Quiet Place, who also played the role of the husband of Emily’s character. Critics called it an ideal horror film, which was not full of bloody scenes but amazed by the frightening atmosphere of impending disaster.
Also in 2018, Emily worked in a project which she calls the most important for her. The fabulous picture Mary Poppins Returns watched by her daughters, whom she considers her main critics. Meryl Streep, who appreciates Emily's talent and Colin Firth also took part in the Disney interpretation of the famous story. The director of the film was Rob Marshall.
Emily Blunt’s personal lifeSince the end of 2004 the actress dated Canadian musician of French ancestry Michael Bublé. To be with her beloved, Emily bought an old mansion in downtown Vancouver for two million dollars. Two years later, the couple forcedly broke up because of the mismatch of the work schedules and Emily’s workload, as well as the musician’s excessive jealousy.
In 2008 Emily met actor and director John Krasinski. Their first date took place at the shooting range and a year later Emily and John married.
For a while, the stellar couple regularly pleased the press and fans with their interviews and photographs where they gently hold each other's hands and smile. But after the birth of their first daughter Hazel in 2014 the couple began to lead a more closed lifestyle. Their second child, also a girl, was born in 2016. The baby was named Violet.
It is known that Emily loves chocolate and can’t live a day without her favorite delicacy. For the role of the assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, the actress had to lose almost 10 kilograms!
The actress’s favorite perfume is the Opium. In 2012 the actress starred in a clip dedicated to the legendary fragrance. Emily was wearing only smoking, the cult object of the luxurious house of Yves Saint Laurent.
Emily Blunt nowadaysAfter participating in a number of successful projects, Emily receives numerous filming offers. In 2020, she will be featured in the film "Jungle Cruise". In the adventure film, she played Lily Houghton. The second part of the film "A Quiet Place", in which she is filming with her husband, is also due to premiere.
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