Remember when Emily Blunt first made a name for herself? It was all delicate provocative indies…
…and period puffed sleeves…
…and lackluster, uptight book adaptations…
…and wafer-thin, bitchy second fiddles.
While I love her, think she’s enormously talented and am happy she’s working as much as she is, this is not the future I envisioned for her. Sure, she knew her way around a gun in last year’s Looper.
But this? Well, this is a whole different gun show.
Blunt is sporting the Sarah Connor look for her role opposite Tom Cruise in Doug Liman’s Edge Of Tomorrow. Like Looper, this is a sci-fi, time traveling flick.
The plot is as follows:
Novice fighter William Cage (Cruise) is thrown into a major alien assault, before finding himself in a time loop that forces him to live out the same ill-fated, brutal combat over and over. But with each battle, Cage gains increasing skill alongside his comrade, Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt).
Special Forces warrior? Oh I like the sound of that. Blunt says she learned Krav Maga for the role. She describes it as “a lethal martial arts using pretty much everything including your teeth to destroy. That was pretty fun.” She’s really never been prettier.
(via USA Today)