It’s one of the most famous roles of all time, but playing Mary Poppins is no biggie for Emily Blunt, who’s most important job is being mum to her two bubs; Violet, four-months and Hazel, two.
In a new interview with InStyle magazine, the Girl on the Train actress admitted that playing the legendary role is a "gift" to her daughters – as is the clothes she gets to wear for her roles!
“My daughter thinks it’s thrilling when my stylist comes over with racks of clothes. I always let her try on the stilettos.”
Sounds like a top mum to us! But Emily, who gave birth to Violet in July this year, admits that transitioning to being a mother of two hasn’t been easy – or practical.
“After we got home from the hospital, I didn’t shower for a week, and then John and I were like, 'Let’s go out for dinner.'
“I could last only about an hour because my boobs were exploding. When the milk first comes in, it’s like a tsunami. But we went, just to prove to ourselves that we could feel normal for a second.”
Luckily, big sister Hazel seems to be getting on just fine with the new family addition now: “There have been no physical attacks or suffocations,” Emily joked. “She fluctuates between complete disinterest and moments of sheer passion.”
Emily may be a hugely successful Hollywood actress now, but the Devil Wears Prada actress didn’t always manage to communicate so easily. She admitted to having a speech impediment as a child, and says it has shaped who she is today.
“I got teased a lot, and to this day, I hate the unkindness in people and bullies.
“I think whatever you have to overcome in life ultimately paves the way [for whom you become as an adult].”
The brunette beauty says that her stuttering was so bad, that she often would refer to herself as a different name, since Emily was difficult to pronounce.
WATCH: Emily talk about her kid's confused accents in the video player below!
And despite her perfectly-spoken English, Emily admitted to still suffering on rare occasions as an adult: “Even nowadays, when I’m tired or I feel put on the spot, I still sometimes struggle to get the words out.
“When I make a phone call — especially if I’m calling someone I don’t know — I have to mentally prepare myself. There’s always a big pause between when they ask ‘Who’s calling?’ and when I say ‘Emily Blunt.'”
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Now To LoveJul 26, 2021