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Emily Blunt has mixed feelings about Los Angeles

Emily Blunt has a ‘complicated’ relationship with Los Angeles. The actress – who has 20-month-old daughter Hazel with husband John Krasinski – currently lives in Los Angeles with her family, but has mixed feelings about the American city. She said: “It’s complicated. I love so much about LA and I hate a lot about it too. “I hate that it’s a one-industry town and that the quest for success emanates from every corner of it. It can be suffocating in some ways. “But I love my friends there, I love the weather and it’s a very easy place to raise a child. “A lot of time we lie outside of LA in the countryside, in a place called Ojai, which is lovely and offers more respite than the city.”
Meanwhile, the actress also revealed being a mother has changed her life in dramatic fashion. Emily, who stars in the movie ‘Sicario’, told Radio Times: “It changes you infinitely in a rather overwhelming way. “The best way I can describe it is that it’s like this lovely distraction that I always have. It’s always there and I love that feeling.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt ‘can’t imagine’ being poor

Emily Blunt ‘can’t imagine’ not being able to feed her 20-month-old daughter, Hazel.
The ‘Sicario’ star, who is married to actor John Krasinski, feels very fortunate that she doesn’t have to worry about being able to afford to take care of their little girl.
The British actress said: “I don’t have to think about it when it comes to feeding my child. It’s not something that even occurs to me, that I wouldn’t be able to afford something to buy her something to eat. When she’s hungry, I have something to give her. When she cries, I have something to give her. And if you don’t have that ability, I can’t imagine what that would feel like.”
Emily, who recently moved to New York City from California with her family, was on hand at the Golden Heart Awards, co-chaired by Anna Wintour and Michael Kors, to celebrate those working with the organisation God’s Love We Deliver, which provides nutritious, individually-tailored meals to people in the city that are too ill to shop or cook for themselves (October 15).
She told E! News: “It’s everyone’s worst nightmare to become sick and not be able to cook. It’s just a really important way to sort of cement the move.” Asked if she is settling in to her new home, she added: “I love it.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt ‘disappointed’ by ban on flat shoes

Emily Blunt says it’s ‘disappointing’ women have been banned from Cannes Film Festival for not wearing high-heels. The Into The Woods actress has spoken out after it was claimed a group of women wearing rhinestone-embellished flat shoes were turned away from a film screening for not wearing heels.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of her new film Sicario, she said: “I think everyone should wear flats, to be honest. “We shouldn’t wear high heels anymore. That’s just my point of view. I prefer to wear Converse sneakers. That’s very disappointing.”
However, despite claiming she was unimpressed with the policy, the 32-year-old star was wearing a pair of stilettos at the time but later changed into a pair of flats for the afterparty.
The festival is currently facing a backlash from fans protesting against what they see as a sexist dress-code policy after a group of women in their 50s were reported to have been turned away from the gala screening of Todd Haynes’ ‘Carol’ for wearing flat shoes, even though some of them were said to have medical issues.
However, the event’s director Thierry Fremaux has rubbished the allegations on Twitter, writing: “The rumour saying the festival insists on high heels for women on the red carpet is unfounded.”
But despite his comments, a spokesperson for the festival told Screen Daily that while they refuse to comment on the alleged incident, it is mandatory for women to wear high heels at red carpet screenings.

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt almost lost “Sicario” role to a man

Emily Blunt almost lost her Sicario role to a man. The 32-year-old actress plays Kate Macy in the crime drama but director Denis Villeneuve revealed the role was almost given to someone else as people kept telling him the part should be re-written for a man.
Turning to Denis during a talk at Cannes Film Festival, Emily said: “In this film, you’d been asked early on if you’d write my part for a guy.” Denis explained: “People were afraid [of the screenplay] because the lead was female. “The screenwriter was asked to rewrite it several times.”
Although Lionsgate studio later came on board and agreed the character should stay as a woman, Emily explained she believes they wanted to recast the role because she plays a police officer. She said: “I found this character damaged and vulnerable. She’s struggling in the role of being a female cop. It’s not safe.”
However, the Into the Woods star admitted she has got to a point where she’s ‘become quite used to’ acting in films with few other females because of the rife sexism within the film industry. When questioned about her lack of female co-stars, she said: “It’s something I’ve become quite used to. It happens quite a lot on films. There aren’t a ton of chicks around.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt: I want to be good at other stuff

Emily Blunt would like to be known for something else as well as stardom. The 31-year-old actress admits she has a work ethic that makes her well-suited to the entertainment sphere, but insists she’d love to broaden her skillset.
When it was suggested she’s good at stardom, Emily replied: “God, I’d like to be good at other stuff, but I know what you mean. Some people are crap at it. And I think I am a good worker. “But what I think is that I really love this job, and I’m kind of in love with it, even though it’s not everything that I am.”
While Emily is good at acting in front of a camera, she hasn’t always been such a confident public speaker having suffered with a stutter as a child. She explained: “As a kid I just stopped talking. It got very bad. I listened a lot because that’s all I did. Really. And it’s not meant to be a sob story, it was just the reality. Which was that I felt embarrassed to speak in front of people.”
Fortunately, Emily managed to overcome her speech impediment when she discovered her love of acting. The Into The Woods star added to The Times newspaper: “I did speak fluently for the first time when I did a play in school, aged nine.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

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