Emily Blunt talks ‘Looper’ and Choosing Her Parts: “It’s very deliberate though I wouldn’t say that I strategize any role I do”

emily-blunt-looperEmily Blunt is one of the many actresses working today that aren’t satisfied by repeatedly starring as giggly girls in lighthearted comedies.  Following in the footsteps of her Devil Wears Prada co-star Meryl Streep, Blunt has taken on a variety of roles in many different genres, including a major role in Looper, a sci-fi movie starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis

Blunt spoke to NBC New York about her role in the sci-fi film and what convinced her to star in a film in this genre.

Blunt reveals that she was immediately drawn to the project after reading only a few pages of the script by writer/director Rian Johnson.  She says, “It’s like a singular voice that he has. My agent sent me the script and luckily we got in quite early with it. I read the first 20 pages and then called my agent and said you’ve got to get me in the room with this guy. Then my agent asked what I thought of my character and I hadn’t even got to her yet.”

One of the most impressive things about Blunt’s career is how different her roles have been — from action films like Looper to comedies like The Five-Year Engagement and horror films like The Wolfman.  She admits that she allows herself to explore what’s offered to her, saying,  “It’s very deliberate though I wouldn’t say that I strategize any role I do – like this will take me to this place and then I will be able to do that. It’s never done with that intention because I really believe you can’t strategize anything. You never know what is going to hit or what people will like. I’ve just tried to take advantage of all the variety that is out there. There’s such a diverse number of roles and movies and genres and budgets to work amongst.”

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