Emily Blunt’s Family Speech Struggles

Emily Blunt still stutters around her family. The Devil Wears Prada star – who developed the speech impediment at the age of seven – rarely struggles to speak in front of strangers but admitted she sometimes has problems getting her words out in front of family and friends. Emily – who is married to The Office star John Krasinski – said: “Weirdly enough, I stutter less with a person I’m unfamiliar with. And then with my family or my husband it’ll come out more which is strange.” Although her episodes of struggling to speak are now rare, Emily admitted she had a tough time with her stutter when she was growing up. She told Stella magazine: “As a child and early teen I didn’t speak as much – because I couldn’t. Maybe that was a good thing because I soaked it all up like a sponge. But I don’t remember it as a conscious thing. I think I just wanted not to talk. Too embarrassing.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

Emily Blunt Was Alison Brie’s British Accent Coach

American actress Alison Brie relied on London-born Emily Blunt to be her “unofficial vocal coach” while filming The Five-year Engagement – because she wanted to sound exactly like the Brit. The Community star struggled to play an English woman while starring as Blunt’s sister in the upcoming romantic comedy, so she repeatedly turned to her onscreen sibling for accent advice. She tells The Insider, “I think it went well, I’m nervous to see it. I had a great vocal coach here in L.A. for a few weeks but when I got out there, Emily became my unofficial vocal coach. It was more important that we sound alike than me studying a super proper British accent. “The hardest part was that there was so much improv (improvisation) in the movie that the biggest challenge became thinking of an idea and process (sic) it through the accent quickly.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

Stanley Tucci To Marry Emily Blunt’s Sister

Stanley Tucci, the Italian-American actor best known for his roles in The Terminal and The Lovely Bones, has announcing he is to marry his partner Felicity, the sister of British actress Emily Blunt, according to US Weekly Magazine.
Stanley was introduced to the London literary agent by sister Emily, while the acting duo worked on The Devil Wears Prada. Since then, Tucci has made regular visits to London to visit Felicity and recently popped the question. It will be the second marriage for the actor, who sadly lost his first wife Kate to cancer in April 2009 having had three children together. On the engagement, a source said, “Stanley is very happy with her. Emily loved Stanley on the set of Devil, and just thought they would hit it off, so she set them up”.

Source: Deadline.com

Philip K. Dick Estate Sues Adjustment Bureau Producers

The science-fiction romance flick The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt was about two people attempting to escape their own fate. It did decently at the box office and earned some good reviews. Adapted and directed by George Nolfi, it was based on the short story The Adjustment Team by Hollywood’s favorite SF author Philip K. Dick. Now, however, Dick’s estate has filed suit, claiming that the production is trying to escape paying royalties on the film.
The suit, which is detailed over at The Wrap, names writer/director George Nolfi, producer Michael Hackett, Media Rights Capital, and Oaktree Entertainment. Philip K. Dick’s trust says the producers are attempting to avoid paying royalties by falsely claiming that the original story had entered the public domain.
Nolfi allegedly first paid $75,000 to option the movie rights to the story, with the trust set to receive between $1 and $1.8 million dependent on budget and another $100 grand once the movie made its money back. Of that, the producers have paid $1.4 million, but haven’t paid further royalties because of their claim that the copyright on The Adjustment Team has lapsed, thus placing the story in the public domain.
You’d think the issue of public domain would be easy to sort out, but both sides offer conflicting evidence. The producers of the film cite the story’s 1954 appearance in the magazine “Orbit,” a date which they claim would place the story in the public domain. The author’s estate, however, claims Dick never knew about that publication of the story, and that the first approved and authorized publication of the story was in the 1973 collection The Book of Philip K. Dick. So you’ve got two publication dates and a mess of copyright law that makes my head hurt.
With a budget of $50.2 million according to IMDb, The Adjustment Bureau has taken in $126 million worldwide. We’ll keep you posted as the case develops.

Source: CinemaBlend.com

More “Arthur Newman Golf Pro” Set Pictures!

One of our readers, Beth, sent us a few pics she snapped of Colin Firth and Emily Blunt filming a scene for their new movie, Arthur Newman, Golf Pro in Wilmington, NC this week.
The movie follows two opposites, Mike (Blunt) and Arthur (Firth), who move into an abandoned house together while trying to escape their pasts.
In addition to Wilmington, Arthur Newman is also expected to shoot scenes at the Brunswick Community Hospital in Brunswick County from October 5 through the 15th and in Raleigh and Durham sometime in mid-November.

Source: OnLocationVacation.com

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