Emily Blunt has revealed the exact three words that will make her outright reject an acting job.
The 40-year-old actress has appeared in numerous Hollywood blockbusters, including The Devil Wears Prada, Oppenheimer and A Quiet Place.
But Emily gave insight into her strict selection process for her roles, admitting she had 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.”
Talk to The telegraph in 2022, she said: “It’s the worst thing ever when you open a script and read the words ‘strong female protagonist.’
Rules: Emily Blunt revealed that if she saw the words “strong female lead” in a script, she would immediately reject the role because she knows it will be a “stoic” character.
“It makes me roll my eyes – I’m already out.” I’m bored.’
“These roles are written in an incredibly stoic way, you spend all your time acting tough and saying difficult things,” she added.
Emily – who at the time was promoting her role as Lady Cornelia Locke in The English – said she rather enjoyed playing a character with a “secret”.
She has an impressive resume of starring roles, including that of a sassy assistant in The Devil Wears Prada; an FBI agent in Sicario and a survival trainer in Edge of Tomorrow.
She recently enjoyed huge success as Kitty Oppenheimer in the biopic based on the life of Robert Oppenheimer, 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 recently in Pain Hustlers alongside Chris Evans, Andy Garcia and Catherine O’Hara, and she recently finished filming The Fall Guy – a film adaptation of the hit 1980s TV series – alongside Ryan Gosling.
Her latest comments come after Emily called out gender inequality and insisted there is pressure on women to be “warm and friendly”, while men are not “required to the same standards.
Passionate: Instead, Emily – who recently starred in new film Pain Hustlers (pictured) – said she rather enjoyed playing a character with a “secret”.
In July, Emily opened up about how women are “seen as too ambitious or too emotional” when they vigorously express their opinions.
Among the actresses, Emily said The Guardian: ‘I think there’s always a pressure to be likeable, and somehow warm and understood, and men aren’t held to that same standard. Nobody cared if Leonardo DiCaprio was likable in The Wolf of Wall Street.
When asked if women were more outspoken, the actress replied: “Yes, but I could also generalize and say that a lot of women tend to try to skirt around things because we’re not given often a platform to speak honestly.”
“Or you are seen as too ambitious or emotional if someone seems to express what they think with a spirited opinion.”
Emily – who is mother to daughters Hazel, nine, and Violet, six, with actor husband John Krasinski – also addressed rumors she is leaving Hollywood.
After revealing she would be taking a year off to spend time with her family, Emily reassured fans: “I’m not leaving Hollywood. It’s okay, guys. I’m just taking some time off .
Career: She recently enjoyed huge success as Kitty Oppenheimer in the biopic based on the life of Robert Oppenheimer, played on screen by Cillian Murphy.
Break: Emily – who is mother to daughters Hazel, nine, and Violet, six, with actor husband John Krasinski (pictured) – also recently dispelled rumors she was leaving Hollywood
Emily did not specify when the hiatus began when she initially announced the hiatus to the Table for Two podcast.
She said: “This year I am not working. I worked quite a bit last year and my oldest baby is nine, so we’re in the last single digit 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 the school? Do you want to pick me up? Do you want to put me to bed?
“And I just need to be there for all of them for a good amount of time.” And I just felt it in my bones.