Yesterday was the “world” premiere of Emily’s latest film, A Quiet Place – directed by husband John Krasinski at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. Early reviews since the screening have been very positive, so here’s to hoping that the film will be commercially successful, too. I’ve added a handful of photos of the couple at the premiere to the gallery.
Looking absolutely gorgeous as always, Emily attended the 90th Annual Academy Awards (in Schiaparelli Couture) on Sunday, before later appearing at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (wearing Alexander McQueen). Many thanks to my friend Emily for sharing most of these photos with me.
With the release of A Quiet Place less than a month away, it seems Emily is becoming a little more public again–and it’s honestly so great to see her. On Wednesday (Feb 14) she attended the Michael Kors Presentation at New York Fashion Week, and over 150 photos from the event have been added to our gallery. Many thanks once again to Emily for these!
Looking beautiful as ever, Emily made her first appearance of 2018 at the Christian Dior show held at Paris Fashion Week. I’ve uploaded a small batch of images, courtesy of my friend Emily. Enjoy! More photos will follow soon.
What a way to start the year! Emily is at last, after a relatively quiet 2017, back on the newsstands. She’s the cover star of the February issue of Vanity Fair, and is featured in a gorgeous new photoshoot. You can find the full interview below as well as photos from the shoot in the gallery. I’ll do my best to provide further coverage as soon as its available.
VANITY FAIR – Emily Blunt has sparred with Meryl Streep (twice), out-action-starred Tom Cruise, and ruled the British Empire on-screen. But on this blustery Brooklyn afternoon in November, the 34-year-old English-born actress—surprisingly delicate in person, given the strength she projects on film—is perched on a window seat in a Cobble Hill café, laughing about her first professional heartbreak.
Blunt was 18 and playing Judi Dench’s granddaughter in the 2001 West End production of The Royal Family. If this scenario sounds ludicrously heaven-sent, know that Blunt is the first to admit it. She never intended to act professionally (the hobby was an antidote to a childhood stutter), but there she was. Blunt, who was still living with her parents in London, had no formal training. And Dench—fresh off her Shakespeare in Love Oscar win—had kindly taken her under her wing.
“I was a kid and could have meant nothing to her, but every day after work she invited me to her dressing room,” says Blunt, giddily recalling backstage visits from Johnny Depp and Pierce Brosnan. “It was crazy to me. I was drinking champagne and pretending I knew what anyone was talking about.”
USA TODAY – Emily Blunt acknowledges that it’s hard to put in words what it’s like to play author P.L. Travers’ iconic nanny, though “joyful” and “utterly magical” do come up in conversation. Julie Andrews played the role in 1964 and the flying umbrella passes to Blunt for a sequel set in 1930s Depression-era London, where Poppins revisits a now-grown Michael (Ben Whishaw) and Jane Banks (Emily Mortimer) when their family needs her again. Back in the day, a spoonful of sugar helped the medicine go down, but Blunt’s Poppins hews more to Travers’ literary character. “I just loved how eccentric and wacky she is in the books — incredibly vain and rude to the children,” Blunt says. “As a British person, I really responded to that lack of saccharine relationships. I find it comforting the idea of someone just sweeping in who’s no-nonsense and cleaning everything up and making everything right again in a magical way that’s not sentimental.”