To be Blunt, Emily is just too pretty.
Emily Blunt’s casting as main character Rachel Watson in the film adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” caused a bit of a stir; after all, she is just “too beautiful” to play the role. This was the concern of some fans of the bestselling novel.
The book’s author, Paula Hawkins, revealed that Blunt actually wore makeup to make the actress: “look a bit s**t”.
Hawkins has already seen a cut of the movie and said the 33-year-old actress’ performance is remarkable: “I love Emily Blunt. Mostly, I thought of her as like a comedy actress… I remember her sort of scene-stealing role in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, but she does the most extraordinary job in this. She really does.”
The 44-year-old writer continued to explain to a crowd at the Chiswick Book Festival: “Everybody moans about, ‘Oh, she’s too beautiful to play Rachel’ and she is. But the thing about Rachel, you know the key part of her, is her self-loathing and how bad she feels about herself.”
“The Girl on the Train” hits theatres everywhere on October 7.