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Emily Blunt has revealed the exact three words that will make her turn down an acting job outright.
The actress, 40, has appeared in a slew of major Hollywood blockbusters, including The Devil Wears Prada, Oppenheimer and A Quiet Place.
But Emily has given insight into her rigorous selection process for her roles, admitting she has a very specific set of criteria.
She admitted that she will immediately reject a script if she sees three very specific words because she knows the role will be “stoic.”
In 2022, she told The Telegraph: ‘It’s the worst thing you can ever do when you open a script and read the words ‘strong female lead’.
‘That makes me roll my eyes, I’m already gone. I am bored.’
“Those roles are written in an incredibly stoic way, you spend the whole time acting tough and saying tough things,” she added.
Emily – who was promoting her role as Lady Cornelia Locke in The English at the time – said she would rather play a character with a ‘secret’.
She has an impressive resume of leading roles including playing a sassy assistant in The Devil Wears Prada; an FBI agent in Sicario and a survival trainer in Edge of Tomorrow.
She recently saw huge success with the role of Kitty Oppenheimer in the biopic based on the life of Robert Oppenheimer, who was played on screen by Cillian Murphy.
Oppenheimer told the complex story of J. Robert Oppenheimer, leader of the Manhattan Project, the team that built the world’s first atomic bomb.
And Emily was in the other day Pain Hustlers alongside Chris Evans, Andy Garcia and Catherine O’Hara, and she recently completed filming The Fall Guy – a film adaptation of the hit ’80s TV series – alongside Ryan Gosling.
Her latest comments come after Emily spoke out about gender inequality, highlighting that there is pressure on women to be ‘warm and likeable’ while men are not ‘held to the same standard’.
In July, Emily explained how women are seen as ‘too ambitious or emotional’ if they strongly express their opinions.
Speaking about female actors, Emily told The Guardian: ‘I think there’s still a pressure to be nice, and kind of warm and understood, and men aren’t held to that same standard. No one cared if Leonardo DiCaprio was likable in The Wolf of Wall Street.”
When asked if women are more outspoken, the actress explained, “Yes, but I could just as easily generalize and say that a lot of women tend to skirt around things because we’re not often given a platform to speak honestly.
‘Or you are considered too ambitious or too emotional if someone with a strong opinion seems to express their opinion.’
Emily – who is mother to daughters Hazel, nine, and Violet, six, with her actor husband John Krasinski – also addressed speculation that she would be leaving Hollywood.
After revealing she would be taking a year off from acting to spend time with her family, Emily reassured fans: ‘I’m not leaving Hollywood. It’s okay, guys. Just take a little rest.’
Emily did not specify when the break started when she initially told the Table for Two podcast about the break.
She said, ‘I’m not working this year. I worked quite a bit last year and my oldest baby is nine, so we’re in the single digits last year.
“And I just feel like there are cornerstones in their day that are so important when they’re little. And it’s, ‘Will you wake me up? Will you take me to school? Will you come pick me up? Will you take me to bed?”
“And I just have to be there for all of them for a while. And I just felt that in my bones.”
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