Emily Blunt ‘never gets fully immersed’ in Hollywood, ‘I spend my life in sweatpants’

I’m not expecting many of you to be interested in this post, so work to prove me wrong! I enjoy covering Emily Blunt, and I’d like to spend more time talking about her, but whenever I do, I feel like she’s met with a collective yawn. Why is that? She’s married to another famous actor, John Krasinski. She’s done good work in good movies, and decent work in bad and mediocre movies. She’s also done something weird to her face, perhaps Botox or just some too-big veneers (or both). Plus, she goes on dozens of red carpets a year and her style is really hit-or-miss. What I’m saying is that there’s stuff to discuss with Emily Blunt, so get on board the Blunt Train! Anyway, Emily covers the new issue of InStyle (she’s wearing Burberry Prorsum on the cover), and here are some highlights from her interview:

On Hollywood: “I see Hollywood as a bubble that you pop your head into every now and again. I never get fully immersed in it.”

Marrying Krasinski: “Meeting John really changed my life. When I feel the support that I have from him, I feel invincible. There’s someone behind you on your good days, and someone in front of you on your bad days.”

She’s not glamorous: “I spend my life in sweatpants and covered in mud.”

She has a big husband and a big dog: “I have an enormous husband – he’s 6’3″! – and an enormous dog.”

She looks forward to the future: “Whatever those good things are, I don’t even know,” she says. “But I am a hopeful person.”

[From InStyle & People]

Oh, and the InStyle piece also says that she and John have an “oversized Lab” they call Finn. So cute. Emily got the InStyle cover because she’s got Arthur Newman coming out, which is a “bittersweet odd-couple movie” costarring Colin Firth. I like both Firth and Blunt, but I’m not sure if I like the idea of the two of them playing romantic love interests. It seems… odd. Oh, I found the trailer! They’re making good use out of Colin’s inability to speak with an American accent. But this does not look all that great to me (but I’ll still see it because I love Colin).

Photos courtesy of InStyle.

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  1. Marty says:

    I love her a lot. She seems so down to Earth and funny!

  2. Mia 4S says:

    I really think she would have been the superior Black Widow (sorry Scarlet!). Apparently she was first choice but Fox studios had her under contract and made her do another movie instead….Guliver’s Travels with Jack Black. Horrifying.

  3. tracking says:

    I like her too. But enough with the veneers, celebs–it changes the shape of your mouth and not in a good way!

    • Cazzie says:

      Doesn’t it seem like more than just veneers, though? The shape of her jaw changed as well…it might be that she got a chin implant along with the veneers.

      Either way – she was prettier before. It’s too bad when people mess with their faces like that.

  4. Chrissy says:

    I loved her in ‘Young Victoria’ and ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’! But I don’t get how Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are hot/well connected with Hollywood’s elite…

    • Chicagogurl says:

      It’s 3 degrees of oceans 11-13. It seems like if you’re connected with anyone from those movies, you’re connected in Hollywood, doesn’t it.

      John wrote/produced a movie w/ Damon. Damon is friends with Clooney, so John is now too? Jimmy Kimmel just presided over Damon’s wedding and knows everyone and he vacations with Anistion, Theroux, John and Emily in Cabo.

      Its all so incestuous. Hollywood=living in high school forever. Ick.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      John did Leatherheads with George Clooney. They must have hit it off!

    • xxx says:

      Emily worked with Meryl & Hathaway in Devil Wears Prada, John worked with Meryl, Alec Baldwin & Steve Martin in It’s Complicated. John did Leatherheads with George and Emily did The Adjustment Bureau with Damon. Emily did Looper with Bruce & Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the Five Year Engagement with Jason Segal and John did The Office with Steve Carel. Emily did Sunshine Cleaning with Amy Adams and Charlie Wilson’s War with Amy, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Phillip S-H, and so on. It goes on and on and on.

      Both are apparently a joy to work with and always garner much praise from castmates so I guess between them they have developed quite the network of celeb friends.

  5. bns says:

    Watched The Devil Wears Prada the other day and remembered how great she was in it. Love her.

  6. RN says:

    For you, Kaiser, I will attempt to muster up some Blunt love. **takes a sip of tea. Waits.** Nope, sorry, nothing. Just a slight “meh” feeling.

  7. aims says:

    I’m right there with her. If given the opportunity, I’d wear sweats all day if I could. I like her

  8. mom2two says:

    I absolutely love her and John as a couple. Both of them come across as very down to earth and funny.
    I’d rather see people talking about Emily then the latest nonsense some other stars seem to be involved in.

  9. Caroline says:

    I should love her. She has a great down-to-earth attitude, she seems genuinely liked by people she works with and that Kimmel-Damon-Clooney crowd. She’s not anorexic (though of course very thin), she doesn’t have her head up her own a$$ like Goop, and she’s married to a man who also seems like he’d be a good hang.

    But still, there is just something …. vanilla about her? It’s like she’s cool-adjacent but not actually cool herself. I dunno. She’s not offensive, despite her incoherent career choices.

    She’d probably be perfect on a sitcom. Seriously these actors need to realize TV has way better material than movies these days.

  10. duchessofhazard says:

    Meh, from such a promising start to a meh career. Just meh.

  11. Ginger says:

    Emily is so beautiful I will happily discuss her. Her husband is gorgeous and a damn fine actor! I’m curious to see her and Colin act together but I will probably wait for DVD

  12. Suze says:

    While I like her in movies I don’t find her a compelling celebrity personality – but I’m trying here!

    Maybe she’s too normal? Too grounded?

    • Anna-fo-Fanna says:

      You’ve pegged it exactly. She’s too normal. When I’m looking for good Hollywood gossip, I’m looking for a trainwreck! Emily just seems like that girl that’s a part of your friend circle, but whom nobody is actually close friends with because she’s so meh.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I find it sad that people are hoping a relatively normal person becomes a trainwreck just for their entertainment. That is pretty depressing, no?

        People are no longer satisfied with actors playing characters who are trainwrecks…they want the actual person to be addicted and incarcerated in real life. I find that pretty awful.

      • Suze says:

        Tiffany, I honestly don’t think anyone commenting wants Emily Blunt to become a train wreck!

        It’s just that she doesn’t make good gossip because she seems to be well adjusted. It’s the less well adjusted among celebrities – and let’s face it, there’s plenty of them – that are more interesting to read about.

        Which is probably how she wants it.

      • Ally8 says:

        I’m fine with that… there’ll be one group of actors with a private ‘private life’ doing wonderful acting work in good films and another hopelessly underemployed, talentless bunch keeping the gossip blogs in business.

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – she’s talented and steadily does good work, but she’s not out there running around like a lunatic and doesn’t get much attention.
      Which she’s probably fine with, and I like that about her.

  13. minime says:

    I really really like her. I think she’s a great actress and she also seems a nice person not so wrapped in Hollyweird. She is what I take of best from “The Devil wears Prada” :) She was really cool in Looper! Please Kaiser, continue writing about her :)

  14. kay says:

    love her. she does a crazy good american accent

  15. annabelle says:

    Everybody knows somebody right?

    My brother is neighbors and now friends with her husband’s personal assistant. He said that they are both incredibly nice, low key, and down to earth. He’s hung out with them a few times and Emily teases my brother about his southern accent.

  16. Georgina says:

    I quite like her. She’s forgettable at times because she doesn’t always put herself on the pap stroll, but that’s one of the reasons I enjoy her as I do. Same with Amy Adams.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      Agree. Likeable and most-gossiped about rarely if ever seem to go hand-in-hand. The more down-to-earth (“vanilla”) someone is, the fewer comments on posts they seem to get. I like her a lot and I will continue to go see her movies and read about her and her hot husband… Must say, kissing Colin by day, JK by night, what a luck B*! LOL

    • Andrea says:

      And Blunt and Amy Adams are best friends!

      Have you ever seen how cute they are together on red carpets when they see each other? Im pretty sure they are legit very good friends.

      I feel like they would be two of the loveliest women to be friends with.

  17. Kaye says:

    I like her. I would rather read about her than LeAnn Rimes.

  18. Katie says:

    I think she’s pretty and she seems low key, but she’s boring (I don’t mean that in a she’s not a trainwreck ergo she’s boring kind of way).

    And for someone who “never gets fully immersed” in Hollywood, she certainly had a Hollywood wedding, didn’t she? On a boat in Italy with several A-listers. Give me a break.

  19. Miss Kiki says:

    In the last few years I’ve gone from being pretty meh about Emily to really liking her, I just wish she hadn’t messed with her lovely face. I can’t quite put my finger on it but in recent pictures she’s looking *off*

  20. RHONYC says:

    i enjoyed her opposite Jason Segal in ‘the 5-year engagement’. ;-)

  21. kibbles says:

    She doesn’t appear to have had any plastic surgery, but she does look different from five years ago. Maybe it’s from weight loss and aging.

    I really like her performances. I think she is a good actress and I like that she doesn’t make headlines for all the wrong reasons. She seems to be in a solid marriage with a great guy. Overall, her private life should be enviable compared to most of the train wrecks we read about from other celebrities.

    Although her private life is on track, whenever I mention Emily Blunt on Celebitchy, I always say that she is not where she should be in her career being that she is arguably one of the most talented Hollywood actresses of her generation. Shouldn’t she be competing with Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway for Oscar type roles? I find Blunt much more likable than Hathaway and I think many people here would agree with me on that.

    I believe her comments about not being fully immersed in Hollywood because she doesn’t seem to be taking her career as seriously as Lawrence and Hathaway. In that sense, I think she is going along the same career route as Rachel McAdams. Both actresses will be around and will get decent roles from time to time, but they will always be on the cusp of being A-list because they don’t really seem to want it that badly. Really, if Blunt wants an Oscar, she can get it if she would just stop making so many bad or underrated movies.

    • Myrto says:

      Yes. It’s very telling that most people whenever Emily Blunt is mentioned, know her from The Devil Wears Prada.
      That movie was, what?, 7 years ago. Since then, what has she done that was actually good and worth remembering?
      She has made terrible career choices and at some point I have to wonder if it’s because she has a bad agent or she doesn’t fight enough for the roles or she just has crappy taste. I don’t know. I wish she would get better roles in better movies because shes a good actress. But apparently she seems stuck with shitty romcoms.

    • TG says:

      Lainey had a lengthy prospectus on Blunt’s career and why it isn’t where we all think it should be.

      I really like Emily and Rachel McAdams and agree would rather see them on the Oscar campaign trail than the insufferable AnnE. But then again maybe I wouldn’t because I would be bound to hate them by the time Oscar night rolls around. I am sure a baby and possibly a starvation role would be on the agenda.

    • TG says:

      Oh forgot to add I love that Burberry dress she is wearing. I wish I had the money to wear stuff like that.

  22. Leigh_S says:

    On and off topic, has anyone looked at the Burberry Prorsum trench coats? I’ve never seen anything so beautiful in that coat type. They are amazing!

  23. MissM says:

    I always thought it was cute that she set her sister up with Stanley Tucci after Devil Wears Prada and now they’re married!

    Also, looking at her sister gives you an idea of the work Emily has had done.


  24. Autumn says:

    I adore her. And John. One of my favorite couples. Relatable, like we could totally hang.

  25. Nanea says:

    I like Emily a lot because she doesn’t seem like she’s neurotic in a way Gwyneth P. is.

    But then she goes ahead and makes a movie with that midget nutjob Cruise.

  26. j.eyre says:

    I am a fan of hers. I thought she was fantastic in Devil. i watched Yemen for Ewan but also for her and thought she was lovely in it. I am still happy she replaced Winslet in Gnomeo and Juliet because the interviews with her and The Mac were as delightful to watch as the movie.

    If you need more love for her, ring my bell. I am happy to come back and comment repeatedly.

    Re: the movie – I am not sure how I will like it but I will see it. i adore Colin Firth and she is a plus as well. Sometimes quirky comes off as really fun… and then sometimes quirky makes me want to punch the tv.

    • Carolyn says:

      Thanks for mentioning Gnomeo & Juliet. That movie was adorable.

      With others in liking Emily. Really liked Young Victoria. I’m glad she’s not off the rails being obnoxious.

      Instyle takes Photoshop to ridiculous levels. Their covers border on ridiculous. Not even the stars look like that.

  27. kayla says:

    like her :) and will never complain about seeing her hubby, adorbs.

  28. Helvetica says:

    Love that she admits to being in sweatpants often!

  29. Cassie says:

    No comment on that terrible hot-pink satin peplum thing she’s wearing on the cover? Talk about things to discuss.

  30. rach says:

    Agree with the previous remarks about the veneers — she didn’t have typically bad British teeth to begin with, so why mess around with unnecessary procedures like that? Seriously, Hollywood (and you too Duchess Kate), get a grip. Natural looking teeth even with a few minor imperfections look way better than a mouth full of chicklets.

  31. Andrea says:

    I love Emily! I would much rather read about classy women like her.

    I want a post on Emily Blunt and Amy Adams’ adorable friendship bc I love it that they are friends.

  32. Dawn says:

    I like her! She is as good in dramas as she is in comedy. I’d like to see more about actresses like her as well.

  33. Kelly says:

    She annoys me. I don’t get the hype over her. I think she’s a bad actress too.

  34. Agnes says:

    I’m meh on her. Like her husband, and they seem cool and under-the-radar together.

  35. Seagulls says:

    I love her. She’s so grounded, so talented. She’s the anti-Hathaway. More!

  36. Whiny Dancer says:

    You heard it here first, folks. John Krasinski is enormous.

    …I’ll be in my bunk.

  37. Fiona says:

    Can we get a photo of the dog? That might make her more interesting

  38. karmasabiatch! says:

    Kaiser, this Emily Blunt article is NOT a waste of anyone’s time. I LOVE her, too!! Been recovering from surgery and not responding to threads for the past week or so, but I completely adore her, please write more in the future!

    Sorry this is (literally) a day late and a dollar short. :(

  39. Louise says:

    it’s her face… the work she’s gone and done to her face has definitely made audiences cool towards her. i think it would also be an obstacle for her getting good roles. the work she’s had done is so…obvious.