Blunt’s roles after DWP were varied and paired her up with some of the biggest names in Hollywood; stars like Tom Hanks, Steve Carrell, Ewan Mc Gregor and Amy Adams all shared screen-time with the lovely Ms.Blunt and as such her celebrity status went from strength to strength.
Emily Blunt won our hearts as the bitch from Britain to compliment Meryl Streep’s super-bitch in the Devil Wears Prada, and soon to appear in alongside her Prada co-star again in a Golden-globe nominated performance for ‘Into the Woods.’ Blunt was recently in Dubai as one of the jury members to select the IWC Filmmaker Award winner, and so we’re taking a look back at how she’s grown as an actress and an icon and won a place in our hearts. I was so nervous and I remember the first day of rehearsals and she just came up to me, and she was just so kind I think she knew that I was so fearful and she said ‘If anyone messes around with you, you just come straight to me and I’ll deal with them.’ So I think I learnt a lot about how you can be gracious and still be good and still have fun and so I learnt a lot from her.” Blunt made several movies (or as we like to call them “films”) in the UK before gaining international recognition for her role as FIRST assistant to Miranda Priestly in the Devil Wears Prada.
Like many British actors, Blunt first began working on stage, performing on the West End with none other than Dame Judy Dench. While the movie’s main stars were big names themselves, it was Blunt who was the breakaway star from DWP, managing to be the only woman who could steal a scene from Meryl Streep (and live).
The movie pre-dated the global hysteria over New York Fashion Week; the cutthroat magazine world depicted in ABC’s “Ugly Betty;” and the 2009 documentary “The September Issue,” which softened the image of “Prada” inspiration, he loves to re-watch the movie with his wife Chrissy Teigen.
Then there are all the “Prada” tributes on the Internet—celebrating the script’s zingers like, “That’s all!
The movie based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel was originally meant as light counter-programming when it opened on June 30, 2006, opposite “Superman Returns.” But Miranda managed to clobber the Man of Steel in the zeitgeist wars.