in their own words: emily blunt

As featured in Elle UK, May 2012

{words & images via Elle UK}

On meeting the Obamas: “I was so starstruck… we were at the White House having cocktails and this woman said, ‘Would you like to meet President Obama?’ They introduced me and then he turned to me and went, ‘Oh. Oh. You are a wonderful actress.’ And I laughed, screechingly and hysterically, I couldn’t stop. They had to usher me away. I fell apart. I don’t know what happened to me. He looked nine-feet tall. I think my eyes rolled back in my head. I gave Michelle a hug and she had skin like silk.”
On having a stutter as a child: “It was hard. I’d want to ask to go to the toilet but couldn’t get the words out.”
On being freaked out by bugs: “We (Colin Firth and myself) were filming in this really damp, run-down old house in North Carolina. I was sitting with my make-up artist and all of a sudden she just went, ‘Oooooooooooooooah!’ I looked around and it was like the sound had cut out – everything went into slow motion. It was a cockroach, like, this long (she holds her fingers about four inches apart) just sitting right on my shoulder.”
On her red carpet style: “I like to mix it up, but I don’t care what people say about what I’m wearing on the red carpet, because there’s inevitably going to be someone who hates it, even if you wear something that a lot of people like. I don’t care. I know what I like and what I feel good in and I like to take a few risks. They’re not huge strides.”

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