Emily Blunt loves her job, she loves her job, she loves her job!
The 35-year-old actress has become a household name over the past few years, but she still loves her breakout role in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada.
So when she spoke with ET’s Carly Steel for her new horror film, A Quiet Place, she also opened up about a possible sequel for the beloved film, co-starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Stanley Tucci, who is now her brother-in-law!
Devil Wears Prada book author Lauren Weisberger has written a sequel to the original book and her upcoming novel, When Life Gives You Lululemons, centers around Blunt's fan-favorite character, Emily Charlton. So would the actress be willing to do a sequel on-screen? “I mean if everyone wanted to do it, it would be cool... I’d be down,” Blunt told ET.
Blunt reunited with Streep and Tucci last week at a screening of Tucci’s film Final Portrait, but noted that the trio doesn’t talk much about their film when they get together.
“It’s so funny because, you know, we don’t tend to talk about work that much. You know, actors don’t end up talking about work that much,” she said. Blunt did note that she spends more time with her famous brother-in-law, adding, “I think he saw [Devil Wears Prada] again recently. He’s like, ‘It’s really funny.’”
She joked that Streep, who has also co-starred with her on Into the Woods and who makes a cameo in the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns, is “kind of a stalker of mine.”
“We have really set a tone that we never play characters that like each other very much. And so we are continuing with that tradition in this,” Blunt teased of Streep’s role as Topsy in the upcoming Disney film. “I don’t know if we could ever play like best pals in something. It’s just not what works for Meryl and I.”
Blunt isn’t sure how her two daughters, Hazel and Violet, will respond to her take on the beloved nanny.
“Hazel loves Julie [Andrews] so much that I worry she’s just gonna reject my version of Mary Poppins,” she explained. “I think it’s strange for the kids of actors to see their parents in stuff… I think it’s weird for Hazel ‘cause she’s also young – they’re really young, my kids, and so it’s disconcerting for them to see you as someone else behaving in a way that’s not natural.”