Video:Emily Blunt Interview - The Wolfmanwith Rebecca Murray
Emily Blunt joined her 'The Wolfman' co-stars on the red carpet for the American premiere of the Universal Pictures' horror/thriller held Feb 9, 2010. Blunt isn't a huge fan of horror films, but explained that she does like monster movies.See Transcript
Transcript:Emily Blunt Interview - The WolfmanRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the American Premiere of Universal Pictures' The Wolfman.
Emily Blunt – 'Gwen' in The WolfmanYou look gorgeous.
Emily Blunt: "Thank you. Thank you so much."
You don't get to wear that, but you do get to period costumes. What is it with that?
Emily Blunt: "I know. I like both. I mean who gets to wear clothes like that unless you're in a movie? And they're beautiful. I kind of loved it for this movie. I thought it really worked well for this film because it sort of had a gothic edge that worked pretty well."
But you're not a horror movie person.
Emily Blunt: "Not really."
What is the appeal of The Wolfman?
Emily Blunt: "I like monster movies. You know, I don't like the slasher movies which are all just humans torturing each other. I have no desire to see that. But I think monster movies, I always feel really sad for the monsters. You know, that they maybe don't want to be that way, that they are maybe addicted to the beast and then they live in regret the next morning. I always feel really sad for them. I do. My heart goes out to the werewolf – as you see."
How do you play her when she's in love with this guy and then falls in love with [his brother]?
Emily Blunt: "It's tricky. You don't want her to be sort of callous. You don't want people to be calling her a hussy. We had to do it kind of delicately. We decided to make it a subtle attraction, rather than they just jumped in each other's arms willy nilly."
Joe [Johnston] came onto it late. How was he in taking over?
Emily Blunt: "He's a wonderful guy and so level-headed and calm, which was essential to this movie which was threatened for a moment. And so he was really wonderful and collaborative. I never saw him lose it. I'm really impressed with what he did with it. He brought on the most incredible [director of photography], Shelly Johnson, who made it look…I think it looks so beautiful."
Do you think kids who haven't really heard about the old classic movies are going to get into this?
Emily Blunt: "I think so. I mean I think it sort of appeals to so many people. I'd never seen The Wolf Man before I did this. But you know my dad grew up watching those movies and he's so excited about this film. He's the most excited about any film I've ever done. He's losing it – he's so excited. I think it appeals to everyone, my dad and me, who's never seen those movies."
And working with Benicio Del Toro?
Emily Blunt: "Amazing. He's like the coolest dude. I adored him. We had a great time."
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