Emily Blunt Dismisses Hollywood Stereotypes About WARRING Actresses

Published on August 31, 2016

EMILY BLUNT has shut down talk that Hollywood actresses don’t get along.

Emily Blunt

The Devil Wears Prada star takes on the coveted lead role of Rachel Watson in the big screen adaptation of bestselling novel The Girl On The Train, which has sold over three million copies in the U.S. alone.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the British star took the opportunity to praise the movie’s female-heavy cast and crew, which includes Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett as well as cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen.

The 33-year-old also added that she has never experienced any problems with her fellow actresses on set, contrary to popular beliefs about the film industry.

“We were all talking one day, and Charlize (Theron) was like, ‘Do you know what’s funny is I think sometimes, whether it’s the media or just society, (people) like to paint the picture that women sort of b**ch about each other, and women are competitive and jealous and vying and watchful of each other,” she explained to EW. “And she said, ‘And you know, the only issues I’ve ever had on set have been with a dude.’ And I would agree. The only time I feel like I’ve rolled my eyes at somebody I’ve been working with, it’s been a guy.”

“It’s just been my experience that I’ve gotten along with every woman that I’ve worked with. I have not felt any preciousness or hierarchy or anything like that. I’ve just never had an issue!”

Emily Blunt

Emily also revealed she was drawn to the role of Rachel because it offered a rare opportunity to play a damaged woman, a rare occurrence in Hollywood which prefers its female characters to be “perfect”.

“I was completely sucked into it and thrilled by the idea that your protagonist was a blackout drunk,” Emily shared. “That’s very unusual. Especially in cinema, to have a woman who’s just so messed-up at the forefront of the film.”