2011 Mar 22

Emily Blunt Had To Fight For Ballerina Role

Emily Blunt had to fight to land her ballerina role in new thriller The Adjustment Bureau – because director George Nolfi wanted to cast a professional dancer. The Devil Wears Prada star was determined to change Nolfi’s mind after falling in love with the script, which is loosely based on author Philip K. DICk’s short story, Adjustment Team. She says, “I read the script and then about six weeks later, I finally got a meeting with George. I would call my agency and they would say, ‘No, no, they’re only meeting dancers.’ He said he wanted a dancer and I said, ‘I think you’re wrong, I think you should have me!'” But Blunt admits she struggled to stick to her strict diet and perfect her dance steps as she prepared for the shoot: “I had about eight weeks before the movie started… so I was in the dance studio and in the gym. It’s the most demanding thing, physically, I’ve done.”

Source: Contactmusic