Emily Blunt on decision to take year off from acting: 'I felt it in my bones'

Emily Blunt on decision to take year off from acting: ‘I felt it in my bones’

Emily Blunt is on hiatus from the big screen.

During an appearance on Bruce Bozzi’s iHeart podcast Table for two with Bruce Bozzithe A-lister opened up about the decision to spend more time with her kids in 2023.

“I’m not working this year. I worked quite a lot last year and my oldest is nine so we are in the final year in the single digits,” she explained. Blunt shares two daughters, Hazel and Violet, with husband John Krasinski. “And I just feel (like) that there are milestones in their day that are so important when they’re little. And it’s, ‘Will you wake me up? Are you taking me to school? Will you pick me up? Will you put me to bed?’ And I just need to be there for all of them for a good stretch. And I felt it in my bones.

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The interview comes a few days before the release of his latest film, that of Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer in which she plays Kitty Oppenheimer, the wife of Cillian Murphy’s J. Robert Oppenheimer. Blunt, who recently starred in the limited series Englishhe also has a slate of projects in the works including one by David Leitch The fallen boy alongside Ryan Gosling and David Yates Cheaters of pain alongside Chris Evans.

THE the latter movie follows Blunt’s character as she tries to build a better life for herself and her daughter only to end up working at a pharmacy and getting caught up in a dangerous racketeering scheme. “I feel strongly that most female characters in Hollywood are usually held up by some sort of female ideal,” she said of her. Cheaters of pain character. “And I always hear this guy, ‘Is she nice?’ I like her, I don’t give a fuck if she’s nice, you know? And no man has ever asked. Like, those guys inside The big short OR wolf of wall streetwe never cared if they were nice and if they were doing terrible corrupt things.

In addition to spending time with her family, Blunt also revealed that she happens to share quality moments with another Oppenheimer co-star, Matt Damon, who lives in the same building in Brooklyn.

“Matt (Damon) is simply the most accommodating and beautiful person. Lucy is even more beautiful – sorry, Matt. But we all became friends and then they moved to Brooklyn and said, “We found this amazing building.” And, of course, we were like, ‘We’re going to live in the same building!’ But there are really lovely, cool people who live in Brooklyn and we have dinner on Sunday nights… kids love each other.

Bozzi also asked Blunt about the time he spends with Krasinski. “It’s usually morning. We have (rescued) a puppy who is absolutely beautiful. … I didn’t want to get a dog, but the kids were pushing for it and John was OK with it,” he remarked. “I don’t mind getting up early with this puppy because it means John and I can talk in the morning and catch up and really talk before the kids are up and everything. … I love looking at things like The voice. I mean, we love The voice.”