Emily Blunt has done plenty of romance scenes in her career, but she found her pairing with Tom Hanks a little odd. However, Blunt also felt that it wasn’t easy for Hanks either, who wasn’t known for those kinds of scenes.
Blunt and Hanks co-starred in the 2007 film Charlie Wilson’s War, a film focusing on the fall of the Soviet Union. In the film, Blunt strips down to engage in an intimate scene with his Oscar-winning partner. But she admitted the scene initially made her feel a bit uneasy.
“It was surreal! And embarrassing, still, because it’s just you with your boobs hanging out, and hopefully the lighting is nice. There are people who feel good and confident strutting around in their underwear,” she said in an interview with GQ. “I wouldn’t say I was one of those people. So you just become someone who is good at it. But he is a gentleman. »
She also thought Hanks may have also been weird due to their age difference and his own reputation.
“I could be his daughter. And I’m friends with his son,” Blunt explained. “I did Buck Howard with Colin. And also because Tom Hanks isn’t known for those kinds of scenes, for being that kind of guy — and Charlie Wilson was a massive player, he was really promiscuous. And s- xy! Tom was so good at it. He’s really hot!
Emily Blunt no longer plans to do more n-de scenes in movies
The days of Blunt stripping naked in front of the camera may be long gone. In an interview with The Telegraph, the Jungle Cruise actor shared that her age made her reluctant to do any more n-de scenes.
“Too racy would be something I wouldn’t go for right now. I don’t really want to do n-dity, because I’m not 22 anymore,” she said. “And actually, it’s not so much a moral thing as, ‘I’ve done it before and do I really want to do it again?’ Is it for the movie or is it free and seeing someone’s boobs for fun because I don’t think that’s necessary most of the time.
Emily Blunt stuck to her vows when she vetoed an n-de scene for the 2015 film Sicario. The crime thriller saw Blunt play FBI agent Kate Macer who would later join a task force dedicated to thwarting major drug traffickers. Blunt was also originally scheduled to strip naked for a scene in the film.
“It was there originally,” Blunt said on The Howard Stern Show.
But Blunt later vetoed the idea with the backing of his Sicario co-star Benicio Del Toro.
Emily Blunt once had a camera crew cheer her on after stripping down for a scene
Blunt once shared that she agreed to do an n-de scene in one of her very first films, which she considered her breakthrough role.
“It’s called My Summer of Love,” Blunt said on The Graham Norton Show. “It involves a girl against a girl, actually.”
In the movie, she learned what it was like to get naked for a movie. She also revealed that the scene got an interesting reaction from the film crew.
“I am surprised when you are told that the set is going to be a closed set. Which means that only a limited number of people needed for filming will be on set. It’s amazing how many people are watching,” she joked. “I was supposed to do a scene in this movie where I was standing in front of a completely n-ked window. And then I looked down and the whole crew was like, ‘Yeah!’ »