Emily Blunt on “The Worst Thing Ever Made in a Screenplay”.
Emily Blunt has revealed what she dreads seeing in film and TV scripts.
The actor is currently starring in the BBC Two drama The English, He plays a woman on a revenge mission in 1890s America who clashes with Chaske Spencer’s Eli Whipp, a Pawnee-born ex-US Army officer on an adventure of his own.
In a four star rating for The IndependentNick Hilton wrote that the series is “a pure, delicious American cheese that feels like a Coen brothers’ creation at best.”
Speak with The Telegraph In a new interview, Blunt said, “I love a character with a secret. And I loved Cornelia’s liveliness, her hope, her guilelessness.”
She added, “It’s the worst thing when you open a script and you read the words ‘strong female lead.’ I roll my eyes – I’m already out. I’m bored.
“These roles are written incredibly stoically, you spend all your time acting tough and saying tough things.
“Cornelia is even more surprising. She’s innocent without being naive, and that makes her a force to be reckoned with. She startles Eli out of his silence and their differences become irrelevant because they need each other to survive. I thought that was very cool.”
In another recent interview, Blunt said her brother-in-law, actor Stanley Tucci, “loves” his status as a sex symbol.
Tucci has been married to literary agent Felicity, Blunt’s older sister, since 2012.
The English is now available in full on BBC iPlayer.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-english-emily-blunt-script-b2224424.html Emily Blunt on “The Worst Thing Ever Made in a Screenplay”.