Next month Emily is on the cover of three magazines! She and co-star Matt Damon share the covers for Men’s Health & Women’s Health and Emily cover’s Elle Canada! Previews of the covers have been added to the gallery, if anyone could donate scans I’d be very grateful.
AskMen.com also have a brief new interview with Emily, check it out below.
Now, after lending her voice to the new animated comedy Gnomeo and Juliet, Blunt has become the first garden decoration to win a spot on AskMen’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women list. At a press event for the film, Blunt discussed the unpredictable life of an actress turned gnome.
Now that you’ve played a garden gnome, have you learned to appreciate them?
Emily Blunt : I’ve seen them, of course. But I don’t own one. I was always scared or creeped out by anything that resembled people — statues or dolls. They often look a little seedy or naughty and less child-friendly than the great designs we have in this film. So, I don’t have them around. I also don’t garden. I do know people who have garden gnomes of themselves in their garden. That’d be fun. I’d like one of myself, perhaps.
So you’re not one of the earthy model-actress types who work with soil?
EB : I’ve never gardened before, but I know my parents do. I love plants and being outdoors. But I’ve never shoveled mud.
Even though it’s in animated form, as Juliet, you play a version of one of the great romantic female leads. What was it like to play the ultimate ingenue?
EB : I did play Juliet in the past when I was 19. It was just my third job. I remember being intimidated because I hadn’t had a lot of training in Shakespeare. There’s that aura of occasion when portraying her in that play that many actresses can struggle with or have to pass through in their career. I found it helpful, then, that I had a director that agreed with me that Juliet should be spirited and passionate and not the poor wilting violet she can seem sometimes. I brought that to this version too. On stage, playing Juliet was an emotional roller coaster, but it was nice to revisit it as a gnome.
You’re the first garden gnome to win a spot amid the Top 99 Most Desirable Women. How do you feel about that honor?
EB : Thank you. It’s all a lot of fun. The joy of this life and this job is that you can never plan for what comes along. It’s the element of surprise and the spontaneity of the job — what comes your way — and everything involved in that makes it worthwhile.