Emily Blunt is making her mark on Hollywood. The charming and likable actress has come far since her big break from the “Devil Wears Prada’s” side kick to being nominated for her impressive leading roles.
Blunt is an ‘IT’ girl, a mother of two, an extraordinary actress, and one lucky girl to have an amazing support system who is not only her husband but a great colleague to work with. It seems like the 35 year old actress is going big or going home. However, the actress didn’t just wake up one morning from acting a highly known chick flick to becoming a top selected actress.
The Mary Poppin actress had almost fallen out before catching herself back up. For years after her breakthrough, she found herself in forgettable films that never quite landed. “The Adjustment Bureau”, “Salmon Fishing in the Yeme”, “The Five Year Engagement”, “Gulliver’s Travels”, were all films that Blunt elevated with her mere presence.
Even though it seemed like her acting career was not taking off, in 2014, Blunt starred in an action movie “The Edge of Tomorrow”, opposite Tom Cruise. It later became the highest grossing film that year and her fierce bad ass character proved that she was capable of exploring other challenging roles.
Within that same year, she starred in the screen adaptation of the musical “Into the Woods”, which drew Hollywood’s attention even further with her singing talent. From then on, Emily experimented in fantasy films such as “Huntsman: The Winter’s War”, a drama film “The Girl on the Train” and action “Sicario”.
In 2018, actress starred in her two biggest movie roles yet, “The Quiet Place” and “Mary Poppins Returns”. “The Quiet Place”, starring alongside her director/ actor husband, John Krasinski, has become one of her best role yet. Paramount’s horror hit topped the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office. On Monday ( 29th Jan) the actress won her first SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for “A Quiet Place”. And as more award shows are coming up, we’re looking forward to seeing her snag even more wins!
From Sci-Fi thriller to Disney movie, “Mary Poppins Return” is one of Emily Blunts biggest challenge in her career, as said by the actress herself in multiple interviews. Actress starred in an iconic role as the ever children’s favourite nanny Mary Poppins, and while she felt it was a huge honour to have been casted the role, Blunt admitted that the dancing was the hardest part of all.
It’s hard to believe that a woman with this many talent was once overcoming an early speech impediment as a child, but she’s proven to the world that her disability hasn’t stopped her to get ahead in life.