Emily Blunt Covers ELLE UK May 2020
Emily Blunt graces Elle’s UK May 2020 issue. In the cover interview, the 29-year-old British actress dishes on her most star-struck moment, meeting the Obamas, her signature comfort-food recipes, her style and why she is absolutely, positively not at all like Emily, the assistant specialising in withering glares from ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, and having a stutter as a child. “It was hard. I’d want to ask to go to the toilet but couldn’t get the words out,” Blunt told the magazine.
Speaking about her fashion choices, the lovely actress admits that, “I don’t really worry about what people are going to say about my fashion choices, because I think that at the end of the day, if you’re worried about what other people are going to think, then you kind of miss the point,” she says in behind-the-scenes video. “Fashion should really just be a very personal thing.”
Emily’s style is so free and natural and her appearances are usually a total surprise. “I like to mix it up, but I don’t care what people say about what I’m wearing on the red carpet, because there’s inevitably going to be someone who hates it, even if you wear something that a lot of people like. I don’t care. I know what I like and what I feel good in and I like to take a few risks. They’re not huge strides,” she says.
When meeting the Obamas, it seems that Emily Blunt lost control. And they had to usher her away. “I was so starstruck … we were at the White House having cocktails and this woman said, ‘Would you like to meet President Obama?’ They introduced me and then he turned to me and went, ‘Oh. Oh. You are a wonderful actress.’ And I laughed, screechingly and hysterically, I couldn’t stop. They had to usher me away. I fell apart. I don’t know what happened to me. He looked 9-feet tall. I think my eyes rolled back in my head. I gave Michelle a hug and she had skin like silk,” the actress told Elle.
On being famous and coping with her status, Blunt confesses that, “You have a detachment from who you think you are in the most obscene way. I don’t want to ever get over that. It’s really surreal and I feel like it shouldn’t be any other way.”
In her special interview with the British Elle, the actress also dishes on a rather embarrassing moment while ‘Your Sister’s Sister’ and which involved her pubic hair. “I remember one scene when the director Lynn Shelton came up to [Emily’s co-star] Rosemarie DeWitt and whispered in her ear, ‘Say something that would really embarrass Emily,’” Blunt recalls.
“So Rose told this story that involves my nether regions… Basically, her friend was going out with this boy and he’d said to her, ‘I think you need to shave your pubic hair because it’s really pouffey in your underwear,’ and so we’re doing this scene and Rosemarie just goes [adopts American accent], ‘Do you remember when Chris told you to shave your bush?’ I went completely crimson, I was so mortified. For the first time ever on film, I cried with laughter and they caught it, they captured that golden moment when it was completely genuine,” the actress added.
Read Emily Blunt’s full interview in the May 2020 issue of ELLE UK.
Photos and video courtesy of ELLE UK