Last week, Emily attended the Michael Kors Spring 2017 Show at the New York Fashion Week, where she debuted her newly blonde hair, here are some photos:
“In the domestic world is where I think women can be quite cruel about each other, more so than any other environment,” Blunt told THR.
Emily Blunt, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett and director Tate Taylor arrived at the world premiere of The Girl on the Train on Tuesday night, where they walked on faux train tracks in lieu of a red carpet in London’s Odeon Leicester Square.
The Universal thriller stars Blunt as a troubled woman (an alcoholic whose husband left her for his mistress) who becomes fascinated by a seemingly perfect couple whose home she passes while riding the train. But after she thinks she witnesses a murder, she begins to realize that she may have been involved in the crime.
As the novel and film touch on aspects of motherhood, Blunt — donning a bejeweled, floral Alexander McQueen gown — ironically shot the adaptation of the Paula Hawkins bestseller while still pregnant with her second child.
“I think women will really relate to it and see aspects of themselves, or themselves fully, in any one of these characters,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. “There is a huge societal pressure on women when it comes to motherhood, and these ‘mommy cults’ that go on. It makes women feel that they have to be a bit defensive about the choices they make — whether they want to be a mother or whether they don’t, whether they want to breastfeed or whether they don’t. I could go on and on.
“In the domestic world is where I think women can be quite cruel about each other, more so than any other environment,” she continued. “This film captures that.”
Blunt herself is admittedly a fan of some true crime entries — “I loved The Jinx, and my father defends criminals for a living so it’s definitely dinner-table conversation for us!” — but still needed to unwind after a long day of shooting the dark domestic thriller.
“I found a way to detach from the day — I had a long car ride home and would try to meditate on the way,” she said of the December shoot in New York. Luke Evans agreed: “I had to go back to Manhattan — but no train for me!”
The Girl on the Train hits theaters Oct. 7.
New interview with Emily Blunt and Luke Evans about The Girl On The Train, which has it’s premiere tonight in London.
TAKING on one of the most-loved characters of all time carries with it a certain kind of pressure, not least when you are following in some practically perfect footsteps. However, for Emily Blunt – who is playing Mary Poppins in the forthcoming remake of the 1964 classic – a confidence boost recently came her way from her famous predecessor.
“Rob [Marshall, the film’s director] said he was in the Hamptons, and he saw Julie Andrews and he said, ‘It’s top secret, but Emily Blunt’s playing Mary Poppins,’” the actress revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “And she went, ‘Oh, wonderful!’ I felt like I wanted to cry. It was lovely to get her stamp of approval. That took the edge off it, for sure.”
“I feel a little more trepidation with this because she’s so emblematic of people’s nostalgia,” Blunt admitted of taking the title role in the film, which is slated for release on Christmas Day 2018. “It’s such an important character in people’s childhood.”
Blunt – who is currently promoting the much-anticipated The Girl On the Train, which is hitting cinemas later this year – also disclosed how her interpretation of the legendary nanny will differ from the portrayal made famous by Andrews’s.
“We’re delving into the books a lot more, which is a different version of the character,” she revealed, referencing P.L. Travers’s original series. “She’s a little meaner, yeah,” she smiled.
Emily Blunt is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, promoting The Girl on The Train. Here are scans from the issue:
I’ve updated the gallery with several scans from 2004 til 2016. Some are bigger versions of what we’ve already had, but most of them are new additions. Click the thumbs to view the scans. Enjoy!