Pige på togstjernen Emily Blunt på at spille en drunk, overvinde en stutter og holde en lav profil

Det var ikke nemt at omdanne Emily Blunt til en opblødt alkoholiker for sin hovedrolle i den meget forventede thriller Pigen på toget. For det første var der kindens plumpers. “The prosthetic people created these molds that clipped on my teeth to make my face soft,” says Blunt, who, together with his makeup artist Kyra Panchenko, studied the noise of drunk drivers to get the look straight. “When we filmed, we were very specific about where she was during the day: how full she was if she were hungover,” says Blunt. “Kyra is so talented. She used gray eyeshadow under my eyes to pick up the circles and a small brush to paint spiders all over my face.” And maybe the strangest act of makeup subterfuge? A series of bloodshot contact lenses, which were shifted based on her level of poisoning (pink to tipsy, red for full, yellow to hungover). “Hun er smuk, så det var svært svært at få henne til at se terrible ud,” siger Tate Taylor, som instruerede filmen. “I can not get them back in here and make her look a little more ugly and ugly?” “”     

First, it was challenging to put her thoughts on the character, a depressed alcoholic who is obsessed with her former husband and his new wife (not to mention a random couple who live a few doors down from them). “How I live my life is just as different,” says the actress, who was pregnant with his second daughter, Violet, during the recording. For at forberede rollen så hun episoder af dokumentarien Intervention. “I needed to understand what addiction makes you physically and mentally and how it affects your self-esteem. This woman I play on the screen is so damaged, so broken that people do not even want to breathe in the same air som hende. “

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Det præcise modsatte kunne siges for Blunt. When we meet for breakfast at a nice local restaurant near the new Brooklyn home, she shares with her husband, actor John Krasinski (Kontoret), og døtre Hazel, 2 og Violet, 5 måneder, udstråler hun en slags lavmælt, selvafvigende karisma, der er svært at modstå. Glødende med flush af nyt moderskab og frisk af en runde af reklame og fotoskørter bundet til Pigen på toget, Hun briser ind i restauranten som en slags Hollywood-enhjørning: en skuespillerinde, der er fuldstændig fortryllende, men helt uvirkelig. “I’m still ammer, so I’m hungry all the time,” she tells me, as she scans the menus. Klædt i creme culottes og en gennemsigtig sort bluse fra Maison Scotch, hun ligner en lidt voksen og mere sophisticeret version af hendes berømte Djævelen bærer Prada Karakter. Forestil dig Emily som en opgraderet Miranda Priestly, chefredaktør for Runway, alle rene linjer og overdådige stoffer. “Jeg elsker en høj talje slouchy bukser,” siger hun, tilfældigt om hendes outfit. “Jeg er ude af jeans i øjeblikket.” Som hun talere løber hun hænderne over en guld Jennifer Fisher halskæde, der dangler fra halsen. “I have a J and an E, and I want to get the girls ‘names engraved on this,” she says, pointing at a blank gold bar. Hun og Krasinski chose the names of Hazel and Violet because they liked their “antique” British mood. “De lyder som til små gamle damer,” siger Blunt med et grin. “De skal spille bro eller noget.”

Otte uger postpartum, justerer Blunt stadig til virkeligheden af ​​at have en nyfødt igen. “When we got home from hospital, I did not sleep for a week, so John and I were:” Let’s go out for dinner. “I could only last one time since my breasts exploded. When the milk comes first, it’s like a tsunami. But we just went to prove ourselves that we could feel normal for a second.” Overgang fra en til til børn har ikke været let. “Det er en zoo!” Siger Blunt. “When there was only a child, someone would be put down. Now no pause.” But John is the most amazing father. He prioritizes Hazel so she does not miss me too much because I have been so devoured with the baby. “Hazel bliver langsomt vant til at have lidt sis. “There have not been physical attacks or sufferings,” Blunt says dryly. “Hun svinger mellem fuldstændig uinteresse og øjeblikke af ren lidenskab.”

If Blunt seems refreshing, it may have something to do with her background. Som barn blev skuespilleren lidt af en stamme. “I think whatever you have to overcome in life, ultimately bane for whom you grow up,” she says. “Jeg blev meget tåret, og hidtil hater jeg unkindness hos mennesker og mobber.” Da Blunt was little, she used to tell people that she was called something other than Emily, because she, like mange stutterdere, had difficulty saying her own name. “Navne is always difficult because you can not replace another word and there is so much pressure on it. Even today, when I’m tired or feeling on the spot, I still struggle to get the words out. I make a phone call – especially if I call someone who I do not know – I have to mentally prepare myself. There is always a big break between when they ask ‘Who’s calling’? Og når jeg siger ‘Emily Blunt.’ “

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Skuespilleren, who believes in performing in school games as a child, helped her overcome her fluid problems, is now an obvious advocate for American Institute for Stuttering’s annual gala. “Bruce Willis dybest set stærk bevæbnet hver berømte stutterer, i know to be part of it,” she says. Vicepræsident Joe Biden, Samuel L. Jackson og Harvey Keitel har alle været ærede. You never grow a tribe, she says. Mænd fleste lærer at tilpasse sig. Tag Willis. “Han har altid haft en stotter. Men han gør det til at virke for ham. Du ved hvordan han snakker stille stille i en stoppende måde?” It may seem contradictory that so many actors struggle with the suffering, but Blunt says that giver perfekt mening. “If you are talking to any actor, they will tell you that they never stutter when they act. To act is a way to get rid of yourself.” When she becomes another, she says you avoid the self-reflection that often kommer jeg vejen.   

The same skills that allowed Blunt to overcome her tribe has helped her create a reputation as one of the most versatile actresses in her generation. “Nobody can put her in a box because she has made so many different movies,” says Pige på toget filmograf Charlotte Bruus Christensen. “Nogle skuespillere gør en karriere ude af at spille selv. Men med Emily er det sandt talent. She can handle something.” Taylor agrees: “She really comes to the depths of what a sign is on an intellectual level.” Ud over hendes scene-stjæle præstation modsat Meryl Streep og Anne Hathaway i Djævelen bærer Prada, Blunt har tjent kritisk ros for sinusrulle i perioden biopics (Den unge Victoria), sci-fi thrillers (Edge of Tomorrow) og dramaer som BBC TV-film Gideons Datter, for hvilket hun fik en Golden Globe og en Peabody Award. Mænd med hendes hovedrolle i Pigen på toget, Som elsker at være dette efterårs box office tilsvarende Gone Girl, Blunt er ved at blive katapultet til en helt ny niveau af stardom. “Det er et helvede med en forestilling,” siger Christensen. “If she is not nominated for an Oscar, I do not know … she should be!”

For nu, som hun afventer filmens oktoberudgivelse, ligger Blunt sammen med sin familie. I weekenden undslipper de nogle gange for at besøge venner i Connecticut, New York Westchester County eller Martha’s Vineyard, hvor de for nylig var med tætte knopper Ted Danson og Mary Steenburgen. “It’s hard to really travel a lot with a newborn,” she admits, and tastes in a hot bowl of ricotta cavatelli with tasso ham. Fortunately, she does not mind staying close to home. “Most people who live in Brooklyn are very respectful of our privacy so I feel protected here,” she says. “You’re not gonna be on the street. If that’s something, people like:” Oh, I love your movie “and that’s it.” In LA, where the couple recently sold their house to Kendall Jenner, is it a lot anderledes scene. “Berømte mennesker er overalt, so there is a more cavalier attitude towards celebrities. There is an expectation.” You must take a picture with me “is a sentence I would hear a lot.”

As you might have guessed, the actress is not big on selfies. Faktisk er hun meget glad for helt at ødelægge hele socialmedias cirkus. “To be honest, I’m sorry. I can hardly keep up with e-mails and texts, let me send a public account of what I do all day.” Although she maintains a private Instagram account (“Det eneste folk jeg følger – besides my friends – is Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer because they make me laugh)), she does not feel any obligation to become public. Faktisk, ret modsat: “You have to draw the line somewhere,” she says. “Jeg jobber med at overtale folk, at jeg er en anden og tillader dem at gå på den rejse med mig. Hvis du deler for meget om dig selv, bliver folk interesseret i dig i modsætning til de roller du har spillet.” Blunt er nostalgisk for Hollywoods gyldne tidsalder, når fraværet af sociale delingsplatforme som Instagram og Twitter giver filmstjerne en fornuftig følelse af mystik. “Der var sådan en mystik for skuespillere – du så dem, og de var som sjældne fugle.”  

Blunt er pebermynte te ankommer. “I do not know how to make a proper tea,” she laughs and rips open the small sealed bag and dunks her teabag in cup of lukewarm water in front of her.  

Dette efterår, when the actor and her clan temporarily move to London for her upcoming role in the replay of the classic movie Mary Poppins, Blunt vil ikke have noget problem at finde en god kop te. Her entire family lives there (including her eldest sister, married to actor Stanley Tucci – they met at Blunt and Krasinski’s wedding at George Clooney’s property on Lake Como) so she is excited to return home. Lige spændende for teaterpuffen, hvem lavede sin debut på 18 på London-scenen overfor Judi Dench? Udseende som Mary Poppins med Hamilton stjerne Lin-Manuel Miranda. “I saw her show on Broadway three times, like a stalker,” she explains when she is asked if she knew him personally before they began to film. “Det er hjertespil, hele projektet.” I the new movie, Poppins returns after Banks children have grown up and now have their own children. “Og mirakuløst er Julie Andrews blevet til mig,” siger Blunt. “Mænd hun er ikke så god for en sanger.” Sandheden becomes told, the actor – who had many lessons before singing in the musical fantasy film Ind i skoven-Hendes er ikke skråstreg, når det kommer til vokal. In fact, she has quietly earned money from her voice and spilled parts in animated movies like Gnomeo & Juliet and the coming adaptation of the popular children’s television show Min lille pony. “It’s nice to make these movies because my children will see them one day,” she says. “Det og jeg kan lide at dukke op for arbejde i min pyjamas.”

Når hun ikke bærer sine PJ’er, læner han sig mod mere strukturerede silhuetter. “For det røde gulvtæppe, I like to put clothes on,” she says. “I’m not so good with that kind of noble girl, lunefuldt. I tend to go on dresses that have daring pieces and strong colors.” After Blunt leaves the restaurant in the afternoon, she walks home to try a bunch of dresses into Pigen på toget première. “Min ven kommer over med en flot pinot noir, så det kan være en pumpe-og-dumpnat,” siger hun. Men first, she has a tendency to prioritize: feeding Violet and putting on a fashion show for Hazel. “Min datter mener, at det er spændende, når min stylist kommer over med klæderække.” I have always let her try the stiletter. ” 

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