Womens Health have posted a new interview with Emily in which she talks about her fitness regime! It is accompanied by a cute new photoshoot picture of Emily and Matt Damon!
To snag a coveted role opposite Matt Damon in the upcoming movie The Adjustment Bureau, actress Emily Blunt had to morph into a believable ballerina—fast. Here, she shares how she was able to slim down, tone up, and get fit in just six weeks
“It’s rather snooty in here, isn’t it?” Emily Blunt asks with a laugh as she works her way down the dimly lit hallway of a private club in Los Angeles. It’s not exactly the kind of observation you’d expect from a British actress best known for playing chicks who are—to put it frankly—stuck up (an assistant to the editor of a fashion magazine in The Devil Wears Prada, Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria). Refreshingly, in real life the charming 27-year-old—who’s dressed down in dark J Brand skinny jeans, a plaid flannel shirt, and black-framed glasses—doesn’t have much patience for pretension.
More evidence of that: When the fish tacos and burrata-and-heirloom-tomato salad she’s ordered for lunch arrive, she inhales them. “I was about to faint,” she says dramatically, eyeing her clean plate. Hunger not yet abated, she gestures to a bowl of chili-flaked bread and crackers and asks politely, “Do you want these before I completely demolish them?” Now, this is a girl who’d be fun to hang with.
But squeezing in a lunch interview with such a busy actress isn’t an easy feat—no matter how quickly she chows! Though she’s been acting since age 12, when a teacher suggested that taking a role in the school play might help correct her stutter, Emily has been on a hot streak for the past few years. In fall 2010, she wrapped filming the drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with Ewan McGregor, and then finished a yet-untitled movie from the much-buzzed-about indie director Lynn Shelton in the winter. In theaters right now is the adventure-comedy Gulliver’s Travels, with Jack Black. Her upcoming releases are the animated film Gnomeo & Juliet and the romantic thriller The Adjustment Bureau. In the latter, Emily portrays a ballerina who falls for a brashly charismatic politician (played by Matt Damon).
The part was intended for a professional dancer—or at least an actress with a background in dance. Emily was neither. But the ballsy star convinced writer/ director George Nolfi to give her a shot.
“I told him, ‘I’ll work my ass off for you,’ ” says Emily.” ‘I’ve never had a pair of ballet pumps on my feet before, but I will seem like I have.'” Nolfi was sold—especially after seeing her screen test with Matt Damon. “It’s an ineffable thing. She had incredible chemistry with Matt,” he says.
Their connection was evident on the day of the Women’s Health cover shoot—the costars seemed more like giddy siblings than Hollywood heavy hitters. When asked what it was like to work with Emily, Matt simply says, “There are a lot of great actresses her age right now, but Emily is just f—ing unbelievable.”