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Toronto International Film Festival “Sicario” Premiere & After Party Photos

More pictures from last night’s premiere and after party of Sicario at the Toronto International Film Festival are up:


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2015 TIFF “Sicario” Premiere

Emily attended the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival “Sicario” Premiere last night alongside her husband John Krasinski. The first HQ images have been added in our gallery.


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Watch Emily Blunt Take Down a Cartel

In Sicario, Emily Blunt plays an overwhelmed FBI agent led into the dark, blood-soaked corners of the Mexican drug trade, guided by a sandal-wearing Josh Brolin and a brooding, highly lethal Benicio Del Toro. Directed by Denis Villeneuve, whose Prisoners and Enemy are two of the scarier, weirder, and brooding-ier films of the past couple of years, Sicario may not be the most profound movie on the subject of the war on drugs. But it is definitely profound on the subject of people doing violent, horrible, atmospherically menacing things to one another in places like Juárez. Zach Baron called Blunt in London to talk about the film, and the insomnia it gave her.

GQ: What are you doing in London right now?
Emily Blunt: I’m playing an evil queen in The Huntsman. I just come in and out and cast spells and generally harm people. It’s been great.

Is that a new experience for you, being evil?
I don’t think I have played evil before, which is why it’s been so rewarding. I’m surprised how much I enjoy it.

Is that a weird moment, realizing, “Oh, actually, the villain is easier to access than the heroine”?
[laughs] It is a strange moment, yes. A time for self-reflection, maybe.

Did you discover anything interesting in that moment of self-reflection?
I’m still trying to figure out why I enjoy it as much as I do. I’m someone’s mother now. I should be more concerned.

Last year you took a bunch of time off after you had your daughter. What was it about Sicario (2) that made you want to leave the house?
I read it and I thought, “I can’t do this film. This is so dark. I’ve just become a mother, and this is not what I want to do.” And Denis Villeneuve came to our house, and my daughter was 4 weeks old, and I was just sitting there, like, in my pajamas, with no makeup on, just breast-feeding, and he was pitching me this movie! And I just said, “Denis, you’re sure you want me to do it? Like, are you sure?” And he went, [in a French accent] “Non, madame, I feel you’re going to be great!” He’s like a quiet assassin. He lures you in with this smile and this lovely humor, and suddenly you’re in fucking Mexico, speeding down the street.

Denis seems like a very charming man who makes some very fucked-up movies.
He is the sweetest man, with the darkest soul. He has a very interesting relationship with violence. I think he’s able to find beauty in the darkest of places.

You’ve said you couldn’t sleep for four days after you shot a particular scene in the film. I’m curious which scene it was.
It was the massive fight scene with Jon Bernthal. He’s a boxer, so he was like, “Just smack me. I’m fine. I’m not even gonna feel it.” I mean, we kicked the shit out of each other. I think it was just that feeling of being overpowered by a guy. I’d never experienced that before. But I really like that you don’t have this sort of cheesy action sequence where I’m kicking someone’s ass who could blatantly overpower me any day of the week. So that scene was quite jarring. Every time I went to bed, I couldn’t sleep.

What’s Denis’s vibe when you’re shooting these dark scenes?
He has this sort of shtick where he shows up and he goes, [in a French accent] “I don’t know, I’m so fucked-up today, I have not had enough coffee, I don’t know what to do with this thing, madame, what do you think?” He sort of leads you into thinking that you are desperately needed, that the world would fall apart without you. And really, he knows exactly what he wants to do.

He has said he faced pressure to rewrite your character as a male role.
Yeah, it’s just silly. And thank God he had the conviction to fight against something like that, because women have proven themselves time and time again to be worthy of box office and worthy of interesting three-dimensional characters and stories. People crunch numbers on everything these days, and I think they crunch numbers on an actor-driven film versus an actress-driven film. So he was told, “If you do it with a guy, you’ll get more money for your film.”

Does someone look you in the eye and actually say that, or do you only hear it secondhand?
I’ve heard it from producers. And my husband produces and has directed two films, so he hears all of this. You get sent a list of the five guys who will bring you certain amounts.

Your husband is very tall and very large, but you’re the action-movie hero in the family. That must be fun.
You should see him right now. He’s playing a former Navy Seal for Michael Bay. I might be dethroned.

Still, ten years ago, when you were shooting The Devil Wears Prada, did you picture yourself ending up as a super-badass action hero?
It is a slightly strange thing. But this part in Sicario was very different in many ways from the part in Edge of Tomorrow, because that was an all-out action heroine sort of role, and this is a quiet, shy, restrained person. I think the mistake people make is that just because I’m carrying a gun and because I’m working in a male-driven world in this film, that doesn’t necessarily make my character a really tough person.

I get your point about the Sicario role being different from your role in Edge of Tomorrow, or whatever it’s called now?
I don’t know. [laughs] You tell me.

Has anyone smart ever told you why Edge of Tomorrow—which is a really good movie—wasn’t an enormous box-office success?
Uh, yes. [laughs] And I have my own opinion on it as well. But I think it’s too complicated and probably not something I should talk about. I’ll probably get in trouble. But I do feel that people got the wrong end of the stick when they saw the trailer for that film. That much I’ll say.

But do you feel like you’re particularly good at these action-movie roles? Or are you just the rare actress who gets chances to do that stuff?
I think that it’s mainly the latter. Nobody thought that I’d be good in Edge of Tomorrow, and Tom Cruise was the one who saw me in something and said, “Her. She’d be great.” But predominantly it’s about being given the opportunity. You’re only as good as the parts you’re given.

My sense is, you’ve turned down more passive roles in action films.
If I’m gonna do an action film, I want to see some action. If I’m, like, tied to a tree somewhere, saying, “Help me!”—that’s never been of interest.

Source: GQ

Emily Blunt Takes the REAL U.S. Citizenship Test (Video)

Emily was on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live where she talked about getting the US Citizenship, watch it:

Rise Nation Los Angeles Opening

Rise Nation Los Angeles Opening

Emily and her husband John Krasinski attended the Rise Nation Fitness Studio’s Los Angeles Grand Opening last Friday. HQ images have been added in our gallery.


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HFPA Annual Grants Banquet

HFPA Annual Grants Banquet

Emily and her husband John Krasinski attended the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hosts Annual Grants Banquet earlier this month. HQ images can be found in our gallery.


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“Sicario” Selected For TIFF 2015!

“Sicario” Selected For TIFF 2015!

The Toronto International Film Festival has just announced the first batch of titles for this year’s line-up and it was announced that “Sicario” has been selected for the festival. The film will be screened as part of the ‘Special Presentations’ lineup.

Plot: An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) joins two shadowy government operatives (Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro) in a high-risk, cross-border sting against a Mexican cartel boss, in this gritty drug-war thriller from Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners).
Principal Cast: Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Jon Berthal, Victor Garber, Daniel Kaluuya

The TIFF runs from September 10-20 and for more information be sure to head over to the festival’s official website.

Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior Presentation

Paris Fashion Week: Christian Dior Presentation

Emily attended the Christian Dior Presentation at the Paris Fashion Week earlier today, here are some photos. I’ve also added pictures from two events we were missing, Audi Polo Challenge and the 9th Annual American Institute For Stuttering Benefit Gala.





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Emily Blunt Launches #ThisBookClub

Emily Blunt Launches #ThisBookClub

New initiative from the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates the modern day book club

Emily Blunt, Mary Portas and Sophie Ellis-Bextor have shared their favourite books written by women to launch the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction’s new campaign, #ThisBookClub.

Designed to celebrate the modern day book club and the way that novels encourage discussion and bring people together, it will see various events taking place across the country, including literary quiz evenings.

“This is a wonderful way to bring together books and readers, to celebrate twenty fabulous years of the prize and to share favourite novels past and present, with friends, readers and writers,” said novelist Kate Mosse, co-founder of the award and chair of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction board.

To launch the campaign, Baileys Prize asked three pairs of prominent women – actress Emily Blunt and her sister, the literary agent Felicity; writer Janet Ellis and her daughter, the singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor; and Mary Portas and her wife Melanie Rickey – to pick the books written by women that they would like to share with each other. Emily Blunt chose Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad to share with her sister Felicity, saying: “I just felt like my hair was blown back by it. I believe that a great book can change your life in a way that I don’t think cinema can – a book can resonate with you in such a way, it shifts you forever.” Felicity in turn chose Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life, explaining: “It’s a story of life’s infinite possibilities and the idea of many lives lived and [as an actress], my sister lives many lives!”

For more information on #ThisBookClub, to view full interviews and portraits, to download The Brilliant Woman’s Guide to a Very Modern Book Club or for more information about the #ThisBookClubLive events, visit the website here.

Via: Harpers Bazaar

Cannes Film Festival – Sicario Premiere

Cannes Film Festival – Sicario Premiere

The first HQ images of Emily during the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival premiere of ‘Sicario’ are added in our gallery. Stay tuned for more additions and more Cannes coverage.



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Cannes Film Festival – Sicario Photocall

Cannes Film Festival – Sicario Photocall

Emily is current in Cannes to promote her latest project ‘Sicario’. The first batch with HQ images of Emily attending the photocall alongside her co-stars Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin and director Denis Villeneuve have been added in our gallery. Stay tuned for more coverage!



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China: Through The Looking Glass Costume Institute Benefit Gala – First Look at Emily Blunt

China: Through The Looking Glass Costume Institute Benefit Gala – First Look at Emily Blunt

Here’s a first look at Emily Blunt at tonight’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art “China: Through The Looking Glass“. Thanks Kacy for the photos! More coming tomorrow!



Emily To Appear On NBC’s Red Nose Day Special

Emily is set to appear on NBC’s Red Nose Day Special. The special will air on NBC on May 21.

NBC announced Thursday that it will air “Red Nose Day,” a live three-hour event to raise money for children living in poverty in both the U.S. and abroad.

The event will feature a number of A-list celebrities, videos produced by comedy site Funny or Die and musical performances from some of today’s biggest artists.

Celebrities slated to appear include: Will Ferrell; Jennifer Hudson; Jack Black; John Krasinski; Emily Blunt; Michelle Rodriguez; and Gwyneth Paltrow.

As previously announced, the money raised during Red Nose Day will fund programs that address the immediate needs of children and young people living in poverty in the U.S., Africa, Asia and Latin America. Charity partners include: Boys & Girls Clubs of America; Children’s Health Fund; Feeding America; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; the Global Fund; Lift; National Council of La Raza; National Urban League; Oxfam America; Save the Children; and United Way.

Richard Curtis is an executive producer for the NBC telecast, along with Hamish Hamilton and Ian Stewart of Done Dusted Productions. Henrietta Conrad and Lily Sobhani will also serve as executive producers, as will Mike Farah, Anna Wenger and Joe Farrell from Funny or Die. Hamilton is set to direct.

“Red Nose Day” will air on NBC on May 21 at 8 p.m./7c.

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“Sicario” Selected For Cannes 2015!

The 2015 Cannes Film Festival unveiled the first part of their official selection earlier today. It was announced that Emily’s upcoming movie “Sicario” is selected for the competition of the festival which is very exciting news. The movie is directed by Denis Villeneuve and Emily stars alongside Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro. The running time is 1h45 according to the official website. The festival runs from May 13-May 24.

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“Sicario” (Denis Villeneuve, U.S.). The Canadian director is no stranger to Cannes, which screened his films “Cosmos” (1996, Directors’ Fortnight), “August 32nd on Earth” (1998, Un Certain Regard) and “Polytechnique” (2009, Directors’ Fortnight). Since then, Villeneuve has become one of the most sought-after talents in Hollywood, and he cracks the competition for the first time with this crime drama starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin and Jon Bernthal, and set against the backdrop of the Mexican drug trade. (Sales: Lionsgate Intl.)

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Emily Featured On ‘Lip Sync Battle’

Spike TV has announced that Emily will be featured in Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle. Emily’s husband John Krasinski is one of the executive produces.

“Lip Sync Battle” fans have a reason to rejoice! Spike TV has greenlit eight more episodes of highly-anticipated new, original series, “Lip Sync Battle.” The series is based on the cultural phenomenon of lip sync battling seen by millions on television and online.

“Lip Sync Battle” debuts on Thursday, April 2 at 10:00pm ET/PT and features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.

The featured performers for the new eight episodes include Emily Blunt, Anne Hathaway, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Justin Bieber, Queen Latifah, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Mike Tyson, and Terry Crews among others to be announced shortly.

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