Globes Flashback '07: Emily's Devil Wears UGGs
By ROBERT PACE
December 19, 2012
At the 2007 Golden Globes, Emily Blunt received her first major American award for the BBC miniseries Gideon's Daughter; however, she spent the majority of her time in the pressroom fielding questions on the film for which she hadn't received an award: The Devil Wears Prada.
While many actresses walk into the pressroom with a sparkle in their eye after winning an award, Blunt is rather nonchalant about the award that she had just won and forgot to bring it with her to the pressroom. With only her purse in her hands, the English actress delivers some humor to the pressroom when asked why she decided on the dress she was wearing that night.
"Because I thought it was timeless and my boobs look good in it and that was pretty much why," she says, holding true to her surname. "Honestly, it was why."
Blunt was also nominated for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture for The Devil Wears Prada, and while she witnessed Jennifer Hudson win the award for Dreamgirls as she predicted, the film was nevertheless a main focal point for the media. When asked what she thinks the devil wears in her life, she sends the pressroom into a bout of laughter.
"There are a lot of UGG Boots around, aren't there?" the then-23-year-old actress says. "I'd say [the devil wears] UGG Boots."
Amid her comedy routine, Blunt takes a serious moment to speak about the disturbing trend of women losing weight and becoming unhealthily thin, as she needed to lose weight for the role of her skinny character in Prada.
"I think the pressure is so huge right now [for women to be thin] and it needs to diminish because it's becoming worrying how many girls we see walking around and they're obviously ill," she says, now with her Gideon's Daughter co-star Bill Nighy's award in hand. "I think...it's printed in the press and it's glamorized even more than it should be."
Blunt, who may be appearing in the Golden Globes pressroom for her nomination for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (hopefully with her award this time), can't help but continue her comedy spell when a reporter pries about what's in her purse.