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Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Anthony Mackie

Emily Blunt [7]

Born:February 23, 1983 (38)
Filmography Rating:7.74 / 10
IMDB Rating:7.20 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.13 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:86.01%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
The Muppets [2011](28) => Miss Piggy's Receptionist
The Adjustment Bureau [2011](28) => Elise Sellas
Into the Woods [2014](31) => Baker's Wife
Edge of Tomorrow [2014](31) => Rita
Mary Poppins Returns [2018](35) => Mary Poppins
A Quiet Place [2018](35) => Evelyn Abbott
A Quiet Place Part II [2021](38) => Evelyn Abbott

Trivia that mentions this person:
Captain America: The First Avenger [2011]
  • Sam Worthington and Will Smith were in early talks for the role of Captain America. Later on Garrett Hedlund, Channing Tatum, [?] Scott Porter, Mike Vogel, Sebastian Stan, Chris Evans, [?] Wilson Bethel, John Krasinski, Michael Cassidy, [?] Chace Crawford and [?] Jensen Ackles were on the final shortlist for the role. Kellan Lutz, [?] Ryan Phillippe and Alexander Skarsgård carried out auditions, but ultimately the role went to Chris Evans. Alice Eve, Gemma Arterton and Keira Knightley were considered for the role of Peggy Carter. Emily Blunt turned down the role.
    Iron Man 2 [2010]
  • Emily Blunt was set to star as Black Widow but had to pull out due scheduling conflicts with her movie Gulliver's Travels.Jessica Biel, Gemma Arterton, Natalie Portman, Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie were considered for the role of the Black Widow. Eliza Dushku actively campaigned for the role. Alba had played Susan Storm in the Fantastic Four" series, and Portman later played Jane Foster in Thor.
    Inception [2010]
  • Evan Rachel Wood was Christopher Nolan's first choice to play Ariadne, but she turned it down. Before Elliot Page was offered and accepted the role, Nolan considered casting Emily Blunt, Rachel McAdams, Emma Roberts, Jessy Schram, [?] Taylor Swift and Carey Mulligan.
    The Adjustment Bureau [2011]
  • The phone number given to Matt Damon by Emily Blunt in the movie ((212) 664-7665) is owned by Universal Studios and has appeared in other films distributed by the company (Definitely, Maybe, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) in an effort to avoid the much overused "555" prefix. If called, it will ring indefinitely.
  • Some of Emily Blunt's dancing scenes were completed using a body double, dancer [?] Acacia Schachte of the Cedar Lake Company, with the actress' face being digitally placed on the dancer's body.
  • According to Emily Blunt, filming at the Statue of Liberty was frequently interrupted by onlookers yelling out "Matt Damon!" in imitation of the puppet from Team America: World Police.
    Edge of Tomorrow [2014]
  • When Emily Blunt's character is introduced, she is doing a "planche" hold. Although she needed a wire for help on long takes, she is actually capable of doing that maneuver without assistance. In fact, when discussing the introduction, a cast member said "Em, show that yoga move" and she casually demonstrated it.
  • Tom Cruise was one of the first people to learn about Emily Blunt's pregnancy. The cast and crew had to return a few months after principal photography had wrapped to do some pick-up shots. During the months between the two shoots, Blunt became pregnant and was only a few weeks along when they had to return for the additional filming. Because of the pregnancy, she opted to not do her own stunts for this portion of the shoot, but didn't tell anyone why, since the pregnancy was still in the early stages. This confused Cruise, since she had done most of her own stunts during principal photography. She revealed to him that she was in the early stages of pregnancy, which, according to her, made him the only person besides her husband John Krasinski and one close friend to know about the pregnancy.
  • Emily Blunt admitted that after putting on the metal suit, she started crying because it was so heavy (it weighed 85 pounds) and that she would be required to perform action scenes in it for five months. She was jokingly told by Tom Cruise to "stop being such a wuss".
  • Tom Cruise admitted that Emily Blunt was an actress he wanted to work with for a long time, and he recommended her to the producers for the role of Rita.
  • Following her lead roles in The Adjustment Bureau and Looper, this marks the third time that Emily Blunt has starred in a sci-fi film where the main characters are trying to alter future events.
  • The kiss between Cage and Rita before the final battle was unscripted and a surprise to Tom Cruise and the director, with Emily Blunt saying afterwards, "It just felt right. It felt right and I did it."
  • While filming the car chase scene which includes a mini-van, Emily Blunt was instructed to drive fast and then to take a right hand turn so that the van would shake. However, Blunt missed her mark and she drove the car right into a tree. She later said that it was both hilarious and terrifying, as she almost killed Tom Cruise, who was in the passenger seat, but both of them started laughing after the incident.
    Into the Woods [2014]
  • Emily Blunt portrays a woman who is unable to have a child in the film. Ironically, Blunt was actually pregnant during filming. This resulted in multiple different techniques to hide her pregnancy. Within a week of being cast, Blunt discovered she was pregnant. When she called to inform director Rob Marshall, he jokingly asked if she was actually pregnant. Emily Blunt revealed that the "Any Moment" sequence was rehearsed when she was about three months into her pregnancy and it was filmed when she was about seven months pregnant. The change showed during filming as Blunt noted that during the scene Chris Pine dips her during a dance and that Pine's arms were shaking due to the change in weight.
  • Because the Baker and his Wife lack proper names, Emily Blunt and James Corden referred to them as "Marjorie and Geoff" while on set.
  • At a Q&A session after screening of the film, James Corden recalled an incident during rehearsals in which Meryl Streep jumped on a table and her foot got caught in her costume. She started falling backwards, head first, toward a concrete floor. Both Corden and director Rob Marshall froze in the fear that they were about to witness the death of Meryl Streep. However, a pregnant Emily Blunt stepped in and caught Streep before she hit the floor.
    The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [2015]
  • Variety reported that Emily Blunt was considered for the role of Gaby Teller when Steven Soderbergh was set to direct.
    A Quiet Place [2018]
  • There are real family photos of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt and their children used in the film.
  • The bathtub scene with Emily Blunt was done in one take. According to John Krasinski, who is also Blunt's co-star and husband in real-life, as soon as he said, "Cut," Blunt immediately fell out of character and asked the crew, "What's everyone having for lunch?"
  • Emily Blunt mentioned in interviews that she initially advised John Krasinski to cast Blunt's friend for the role of Evelyn Abbott. After reading the script (and loving it and the character), Blunt asked her husband to call the friend, fire her and cast Blunt instead. (The actress had not yet been hired anyway.)
  • In an interview with E!, John Krasinski said, "I would love to direct Emily Blunt, [but] I'd rather act with Emily than direct. I don't know if I need that responsibility. She's so good and I'd be so scared to screw it up, but [I'd be] happy to be in scenes with her. That would be really fun. We're always up for doing something. It's just got to be the right thing...Give us a good one! I would love it!"
  • This film marks the first time real-life couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star alongside each other. They both appeared in The Muppets, but did not share any scenes.
  • Emily Blunt encouraged John Krasinski to direct the film.
  • John Krasinski and Emily Blunt are married both in this film and in real life. As of the film's release, they have two daughters.
    Captain Marvel [2019]
  • Katheryn Winnick, Natalie Dormer, Emily Blunt, Katee Sackhoff, Yvonne Strahovski, and Rebecca Ferguson were rumored for the title role.
    Mary Poppins Returns [2018]
  • Cate Blanchett was rumored to play Mary Poppins before Emily Blunt was cast.
  • Emily Blunt dove into P.L. Travers' books, and found out that the character is remarkably different from Walt Disney's vision and Julie Andrews' characterization in the first Mary Poppins (1964) movie, so Blunt's interpretation is closer to the books.
  • Julie Andrews, who portrayed the titular character in Mary Poppins (1964), endorsed the casting of Emily Blunt as her successor, calling it a "wonderful" casting decision. Blunt said it was "lovely" to receive Andrews' stamp of approval, and actually cried tears of joy when she found out about Andrews' reaction.
  • Julie Andrews turned down a proposed cameo appearance as the balloon lady, fearing that it would be too distracting from Emily Blunt's performance. Julie said, "this is Emily's show, and I really want it to be Emily's show." Quite poetically, the balloon lady part went to Angela Lansbury, who had been considered for the titular role of Mary Poppins (1964) in the original film before Julie Andrews was cast.
  • When Mary Poppins (1964) was being written, the lead role was offered to Julie Andrews by Walt Disney himself. Andrews told Disney that she was pregnant and couldn't do the movie. Disney wanted Andrews so much that he postponed the production in order to accommodate Andrews' pregnancy. When this movie was announced, the history repeated as Emily Blunt was also pregnant and the movie was postponed to accommodate her pregnancy.
    A Quiet Place Part II [2021]
  • Emily Blunt admitted that she was initially hesitant to join the project as she didn't feel like she could top the first movie. However, she was on board after she heard John Krasinski 's pitch of the first bus scene. She also admitted that the first take of that scene is in the movie as she was also terrified in real life by the stunt, which had the bus coming at her at 40 miles per hour.