PHILLIPS It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away. And while on that subject (the story of my life)…on February 9, 1946 my parents and older sister celebrated my birth and I was introduced to all as Emily De Brayda Fisher, the daughter of Clyde and Mary Fisher from Hazelwood.Everyone told me it would happen one day but that's simply not something I wanted to hear, much less experience. I can't believe that happened in the first half of the last century but there are records on file in the Court House which can corroborate this claim.I remember being the bride in our Tom Thumb Wedding in first grade and performing skits for the 4-H Club later in grade five.I remember cutting small rosebuds still wet with dew to wear to school on spring mornings, and I remember the smell of newly mowed grass.Oh my God, look at her, she’s so cute…’” She takes her i Phone out of her bag.“I’m going to be a proud mummy – you’re the first person who’s been allowed to see a picture.” A cherubic baby dressed in a striped blue babygro gazes intently into the camera.
And Emily Blunt has revealed that it's been good for her children's elocution, as her eldest daughter Hazel has returned to her British roots.
Married to the American actor and writer John Krasinski – the Martin Freeman-equivalent in the American version of The Office – with a new baby daughter, the 31-year-old now counts George Clooney among her closest friends.
Her wedding was at Clooney’s Lake Como retreat and the week before we meet she and Krasinski were pictured dining with him and Amal Alamuddin, now his fiancée. well, not chaos, but like everyone else in the morning with a small baby. “I’m trying the whole eye-rolling gluten-free thing – it makes me feel really energetic.” Friendly and relaxed, she still seems and sounds very English, despite having lived in California for several years now.
If anything, in this film, Cruise is her spear carrier – as he himself has put it, Blunt is the one who plays the “badass”.
That a Hollywood heavyweight such as Cruise could now be playing second fiddle to Blunt is an apt metaphor for her ascent to the top of the Hollywood hierarchy, both professionally and personally.