“We’ve been friends for a long time and it’s easy to channel that closeness when there’s genuine enjoyment on the set.”
“There are so many poorly written roles for females these days. But Jason celebrates women and writes meaty parts for them. He allows them to be funny and shine and go beyond ‘supporting’ roles.”
“Spontaneity. I tell men who are planning a proposal to do the grand gesture and go all out – surprise her!”You got married on Italy’s famed Lake Como. Is John [Krasinski, Blunt’s husband] romantic?
“Yes. He’s the funniest man in the world. If someone is not comedic, then that’s a deal breaker for me, both in relationships and friendships.”How would you describe your wedding day?
“Romantic. I don’t like to speak about it because it’s such a personal moment, but it was amazing.”How can you tell when you meet The One?
“You just know. My friends will say, ‘He’s treating me badly’, and I say, ‘Get out, it’s not worth it.’”Supporting role or leading lady?
“It’s great fun playing a supporting character, but I do love central roles. It was so scary doing The Young Victoria. I couldn’t sleep the night before the first day on set because I felt I had the weight of the film on my shoulders.”What kind of actress would you like to be known as?
“Versatile. In my next film [Looper, which is in cinemas now], I have to dye my hair blonde and tan my skin. I’d make any physical change necessary – I’m not precious like that. I’ve always wanted to be a character actress.”Despite your success, you’ve maintained a “nice girl” image. Women seem to love you. Do you purposefully avoid the parties?
“I just try to be myself. It’s usually the people that surround the parties and the industry that create the ‘scene’.”Meryl Streep, your own idol, has called you one of the finest actresses of your generation.
“It’s amazing and completely surreal. My brain can’t register that fact. It’s the best professional compliment I’ve received in my life.”
The Five Year Engagement (Universal) is out now on DVD.
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