“Oppenheimer” star Emily Blunt becomes the showstopper for Harper’s Bazaar UK’s combined July/August 2023 issue. Crafted by the gifted lens of photographer Tom Schirmacher, Blunt adorns the cover in a stunning Louis Vuitton silk gown complemented by a pair of resplendent Bvlgari earrings.
In a glamorous fashion story directed by stylist Celia Azoulay, the magazine further presents the British actress adorned in ensembles from elite brands such as Miu Miu, Emilia Wickstead, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Safiyaa, Max Mara and Dior.
The impeccable hair styling by Laini Reeves, make-up by Jenn Streicher, and manicure by Rita Remark complete the enchanting look.
In the bustling world of Hollywood, Emily Blunt stands out as a beacon of authenticity and talent. The British actress, who has made a name for herself with a diverse range of roles, recently sat down with Harper’s Bazaar UK for an interview, offering a glimpse into her life, career, and thoughts on the industry.
Blunt, who now calls Brooklyn home, has been a U.S. citizen for eight years. Despite her love for the Great British Bake Off and her English politeness, she admits to being “seduced by America’s great qualities“. Her American family, including her husband, actor and director John Krasinski, and their two daughters, Hazel and Violet, have played a significant role in this.
Her career has been as diverse as her roles, from playing an FBI agent in ”Sicario” to a resilient mother in ”A Quiet Place” and its sequel. Her recent project, Christopher Nolan’s ”Oppenheimer”, sees her portraying Kitty Oppenheimer, the wife of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Blunt describes Kitty as a “monumental presence“, a woman confined by the era she lived in, a theme that resonates with many women even today.
Blunt’s approach to her craft is an “inner” process, focusing on the small details that shape her characters. Despite her vast experience, she admits to feeling “frozen with fear” on the first day of a new project. However, once she starts, she feels “possessed” by her character, a testament to her immersive acting style.
The actress also shared her thoughts on the changing landscape of the film industry. While she supports streaming, she fears the loss of the “sense of event and ceremony” that comes with going to the cinema. She is nostalgic about the cinema experience and appreciates directors like Nolan who create films meant to be experienced on the big screen.
Balancing her successful career with motherhood is a challenge Blunt is familiar with. She prioritizes her daughters, ensuring she is never away from them for more than two weeks. Despite her busy schedule, she has decided to take the rest of the year off to spend more time with her family.
Blunt is also aware of the challenges women face in the film industry. She encourages women to know their worth and never apologize for their success. She is excited about the increasing opportunities for women in the industry, not just as actors, but in other roles as well.
Blunt herself is exploring new professional avenues. She recently garnered her first official producer credit for ”The English”, a miniseries she also starred in. She is also considering directing, although she doesn’t feel a rush to fulfill this ambition while her children are still young.
Despite the challenges and pressures of her career, Blunt’s love for acting remains undiminished. She describes it as a “burning thing” inside her that is only fed by her job.