Blunt played Emily, the senior assistant of Runway magazine editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly, played by Streep.
The film was a commercial and critical success, grossing 6,551,094 Though Streep garnered most of the attention for her role, Blunt's performance was equally praised, with Clifford Pugh of The Houston Chronicle asserting that "[Blunt] has many of the movie's best lines and steals nearly every scene she's in." Blunt was nominated the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance.
She is set to portray Mary Poppins in the upcoming musical fantasy film Mary Poppins Returns (2018).
Blunt attended Ibstock Place School in Roehampton, southwest London and, at the age of 16, went to Hurtwood House in Dorking, Surrey, a private sixth-form college known for its performing arts programme. In November 2001, Blunt made her professional debut opposite Judi Dench in Sir Peter Hall's production of the play The Royal Family, in which she played the role of the granddaughter Gwen to Dench's Fanny Cavendish.
But what is it with the two of them and period pictures?
They’re not famewhores so they’re playing it undercover. Emily was however sighted today at a very relaxed business lunch in LA. This perhaps is Rupert’s opportunity to professionally come out from Keira Knightley’s shadow.
Anyway, if you’ve missed her, Emily has 2 features scheduled for release in 2009.
They understand their characters and use their talents to bring them to life." based on an original screenplay written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff, where she played the troubled only child of New Labour spin doctor Gideon Warner, played by Nighy.
As you know, she’s apparently now dating John Krasinski.
Also for Emily – The Wolf Man with Benicio Del Toro, and Anthony Hopkins due out Spring 2009 and although buzz has been muted so far, expectations are growing for it to become a surprise hit.
They avoid the obvious, and are capable of playing complex and conflicting attitudes.
Above all, they had energy, which is key for a movie." James Berardinelli of Reel Views praised the film, calling it a "gem" lost in the "hype" of Hollywood blockbusters, and noted that "Both Natalie Press and Emily Blunt [...] are superlative.
Blunt received her fourth and fifth Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in the romantic comedy-drama Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) and the musical fantasy Into the Woods (2014) in the Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical category.