Trivia

  • Bought a $2.2 million new house in Vancouver where she used to live with pop singer Michael Bublé.
  • Co-star Meryl Streep has praised Blunt as the best young actress she’s worked with in some time, perhaps ever.
  • Named Best Female Scene-Stealer for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada by Entertainment Weekly.
  • She was told to lose weight for her role as Emily in The Devil Wears Prada. She revealed this in a 2006 interview with Craig Ferguson. Co-star Anne Hathaway tells a similar story, and reports that she & Emily were always hungry on-set due to being kept on strict diets to maintain the rail-thin “super-model” look.
  • For her breakout performance in The Devil Wears Prada, Emily convinced David Frankel that her character should be British rather than American. Emily also improvised many of her lines and told interviewers that she based the character on people she’s met, but would never want to associate with.
  • In 2004, Emily shared the prestigious Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer with Nathalie Press.
  • Acting and adopting new accents helped her to overcome a debilitating speech impediment at age 12.
  • Admits she and her The Devil Wears Prada co-star Stanley Tucci competed to see who could be more over-the-top in their scenes. Tucci admits his young co-star won “hands down”.
  • At the 2002 Chichester Festival, Emily earned rave reviews playing Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Divides time between London, Sydney and Vancouver.
  • Favourite actresses are: Cate Blanchett, Emma Thompson, Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman.
  • Made her theatrical debut alongside Dame Judi Dench in The Royal Family. She had only six months of formal acting training before gaining the role of Gwen.
  • Susan Sarandon asked her to audition for the role of Mara in Irresistible after seeing My Summer of Love .
  • Upon filming their first scene together for The Devil Wears Prada , Meryl Streep laughed that Blunt should be given the film carbon copy, rather than steal the movie.
  • She is not related to singer James Blunt.
  • She is the great-niece of actor and retired Major-General Tony Richardson.
  • Grew up in Roehampton, London.
  • Good friends with The Devil Wears Prada co-star Anne Hathaway.
  • The new face of Max Mara add campaign .
  • Her former boyfriend Michael Bublé’s wrote the hit single Everything for her while they were dating. She is also on his album Call Me Irresponsible where she sings briefly at the end of the song Me And Mrs. Jones.
  • Was named as one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’ alongside James McAvoy, Noel Clarke, Emily Blunt, Michelle Ryan and Rupert Friend.
  • Named Best Female Scene-Stealer (for her performance in THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006)) in Entertainment Weekly’s summer-end special.
  • Upon filming their first scene together for The Devil Wears Prada, Meryl Streep laughed that Blunt should be given the film carbon copy, rather than steal the movie.
  • Enjoys horseback riding
  • Her hobbies include singing and playing the cello.
  • Her father is a lawyer and mother is a teacher.
  • She also aspires to reach the Hollywood glamour being enjoyed by Keira Knightley and Cate Blachett.
  • Emily was christened Entertainment Weekly’s Best Female Scene-Stealer in the magazine’s summer-end special in 2006. It was for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada.
  • Emily is the niece of Crispin Blunt, the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Reigate located in Surrey, England.
  • She has an older sister Felicity, a younger brother Sebastian, and a younger sister Susannah.
  • Grew up in Roehampton, London.