Per­fectly Blunt

She’s been charmed by Pres­i­dent Obama, wooed by Ja­son Segel and is mar­ried to one of tele­vi­sion’s fun­ni­est men. Bri­tish beauty Emily Blunt has a cheer­ful chat to Neala John­son about her lat­est movie roles

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - Movies -

Q: Af­ter shoot­ing a few Amer­i­can movies, how do you feel when you go home to work on a pro­duc­tion as English as Salmon Fish­ing in the Ye­men? A: It’s a plea­sure, ’ cos I get to shoot at home in a fa­mil­iar set­ting and most crews you’ve worked with them be­fore. I love the at­mos­phere on a Bri­tish film, there’s no hi­er­ar­chy and ev­ery­one just mucks in. There’s no di­vide, it’s lovely. Q: What do you miss about Eng­land when you’re not there? A: I miss the pub life, I miss my fam­ily, I miss my friends. I miss that re­ally silly, dry sense of hu­mour that you hear. There’s an en­ergy that you miss be­ing around more than any­thing. Q: Your hus­band John Krasin­ski’s TV se­ries The Of­fice means you’re pretty much glued to LA. Have you em­braced life there? A: Yeah, there’s no other op­tion but to em­brace it. If you have great friends and great lit­tle places to eat, you can sur­vive

any city, re­ally. Q: Salmon Fish­ing in the Ye­men has been de­scribed as ‘‘ de­light­fully pre­pos­ter­ous’’, which makes sense given it’s a feel­good story about a sheik who wants to im­port English salmon to Ye­men so he can fish in the mid­dle of the desert. What did you think when you got the script? A: As pre­pos­ter­ous as the idea is, I loved the dy­nam­ics of all the re­la­tion­ships. Your nose wasn’t rubbed in the sto­ry­line, it just un­furled in a nat­u­ral way. And it’s quite hard to find an orig­i­nal story nowa­days.

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