Emily Blunt has won over Hollywood with her effortless wit and wry, British charm. Now she’s embarking on her most ambitious production yet: motherhood.
“It’s really the coolest thing that’s ever happened to me,” says Emily Blunt of imminent motherhood. Never mind her debut on the London stage at eighteen alongside Judi Dench, directed by Peter Hall; the Golden Globe she won for her performance in the BBC movie Gideon’s Daughter, with Bill Nighy; acting opposite Matt Damon, Ewan McGregor, Meryl Streep (twice), and swinging on wires in an “exosuit” with Tom Cruise in this summer’s sci-fi spectacular Edge of Tomorrow. On a sunny January afternoon in Los Angeles, Blunt couldn’t be more excited about the baby “pretzeled in there,” as she puts it, a month or so away from birth.
“I feel good,” she says, “although I do wake up feeling like my grandmother. I sleep with a fortress of pillows around me. I’ve got one of those huge C-shaped ones,” she adds. “My husband calls it Gary.” Continue reading…