Oppenheimer star Emily Blunt insists there is pressure on women to be “warm and congenial” while men are not “under the same standard” as she attacks inequality.
Emily Blunt has criticized inequality between the sexes.
In a new interview, the 40-year-old actress insisted that there is pressure on women to be “warm and nice” while men are not “on the same level”.
Emily also explained how women are “considered too ambitious or emotional” when they vigorously express their opinion.
The Oppenheimer star has an impressive resume of starring roles, including playing a mischievous assistant in The Devil Wears Prada; an FBI agent in Sicario, a survival trainer in Edge of Tomorrow; and a vengeful mother in The English.
Of the actresses, Emily said The Guardian: ‘I think there is still a pressure to be nice, warm and understanding, and men are not held to that same standard. Nobody cared if Leonardo DiCaprio was likable in The Wolf of Wall Street.
What it’s like: Emily Blunt, 40, has criticized inequality between the sexes, insisting there’s pressure on women to be “warm and nice” but men aren’t “held to the same standard.”
Real talk: The actress also explained how women are “considered too ambitious or emotional” when they vigorously express their opinion
Talented: Emily has an impressive resume of roles, including playing a mischievous assistant in The Devil Wears Prada (pictured); an FBI agent in Sicario and a vengeful mother in The English
When asked if women are more outspoken, the actress explained: “Yes, but I could just as well generalize and say that a lot of women tend to try and dance around things because we’re often not given a platform to speak honestly.”
“Or you’re considered overly ambitious or emotional if someone seems to be speaking their mind with a strong opinion.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Emily, who is mother to daughters Hazel, 9, and Violet, 6, with her husband, actor John Krasinski, clarified some recent comments.
After revealing that she would be taking a year off from acting to spend time with her family, Emily assured fans, “I’m not leaving Hollywood.” It’s alright guys. Just taking a bit of downtime.
Emily, who was recently seen at the Paris premiere of her new movie Oppenheimer, did not specify when the hiatus began when she initially told the Table for Two podcast about the hiatus.
She said: ‘This year, I’m not working. I worked quite a bit last year and my oldest baby is nine so we are in the last single digit year.
‘and I just feel [like] there are cornerstones in your day that are very important when you are little. And it’s, ”Will you wake me up? Will you take me to school? Are you going to pick me up? Will you put me to bed?”
‘And I just need to be there for all of them for a long time. And I felt that in my bones.
Oh! “No one cared if Leonardo DiCaprio was nice on The Wolf of Wall Street,” Emily said.
In her new movie Oppenheimer, Emily stars as Kitty Puening, a botanist and former Communist Party USA activist whose last of four husbands was Robert Oppenheimer, played by Cillian Murphy.
Next, the actress will be seen in Pain Hustlers, starring alongside Chris Evans, Andy Garcia and Catherine O’Hara.
He also stars in The Fall Guy, currently in post-production, a film adaptation of the hit 1980s TV series, starring opposite Ryan Gosling.