Emily Blunt opens up for InStyle in a cover story for the November issue, and discusses the struggles she faced as a child due to her stuttering problem, conceding that it taught her some important lessons she carries to this day.
“I think whatever you have to overcome in life ultimately paves the way [for whom you become as an adult],” she tells the mag. “I got teased a lot, and to this day, I hate unkindness in people and bullies.”
In the extensive interview, Blunt also discusses the tightrope she walks when it comes to social media, and how sharing too much of oneself with fans can actually change the way an actor is perceived by the public.
“You’ve got to draw the line somewhere,” she admits. “My job is to persuade people that I’m somebody else and allow them to go on that journey with me. If you share too much about yourself, people’s interest becomes about you as opposed to the roles you have played.”
You can read more with the star of upcoming film “The Girl on the Train” in the November issue of InStyle, on sale on Friday, Oct. 14 at newsstands everywhere.