Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ Star Emily Blunt: “It’s all about taking more risks and playing people that are a stretch and a challenge”

On a small hiatus by her own accord since November, actress Emily Blunt of The Devil Wears Prada and The Adjustment Bureau recently spoke with The Hollywood Reporter, explaining that her break from the silver screen has more to do with waiting for the right role to come along.  “I’m very careful about the choices I make because I think as an actor you want to put your heart and soul into it, and you simply can’t if you don’t believe in it.”

The twenty-nine year old actress appears to be waiting for her next challenge after appearing in The Muppets and Salmon Fishing in Yemen, the Lasse Hallstrom directed film where she co-starred alongside Ewan McGregor that was shot in England, Scotland and Morocco.

“It’s all about taking more risks and playing people that are a stretch and a challenge,” she said.

In the film, Blunt plays a distraught executive trying to bring fly-fishing to a new location with the help of McGregor’s miserable character. The fact that Blunt’s character, Harriet,  has a boyfriend who is missing in action after fighting in the Middle East makes for some dramatic and funny scenes in the movie. “We both enjoyed keeping things quite spontaneous, don’t over-rehearse, don’t over think things, because then you can find some really great moments in the scene that feel more alive I guess.”

While Blunt may be waiting for the right role to come along, the wife of The Office’s John Krasinski does have a few new movies set for release.  You can see the British beauty in Five Year Engagement with Jason Segel on April 27th and Your Sister’s Sister set to hit theaters this summer.

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