It’s been just 12 short years from Emily Blunt’s debut and she’s gone from “Oh hey, I recognize her from The Devil Wears Prada..” to friggin’ Mary Poppins y’all. Gifted, charming, and gorgeous, Emily has been getting more and more recognition as every new movie hits the screen, and this multi-talented star deserves every bit of it!
Her new movie, in which she fills the un-fillable shoes of Julie Andrews as the iconic Mary Poppins, drops this week. But if you’re dying for a little more Blunt between now and then, here are a few of her best films to date!
Edge of Tomorrow
Type: Action & Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Science-Fiction, Fantasy
Release Date: 2014
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Ben Affleck
Rating: 90% RT, 7.9/10 IMDb
It’s not just her husband (Jack Ryan himself) that can be a bonafide action star. This futuristic sci-fi flick, about a military officer who is thrown into a time loop, is as much fun as the trailer will lead you to believe. Don’t miss it.
When an aspiring journalist gets a job as co-assistant to a demanding fashion editor, she soon realizes that she’s bitten off more than she can chew. Blunt shines here in a co-starring role.
Given the chance to show off her musical cred, Blunt jumped at the chance to star in 2014’s Into the Woods. Here, she plays the role of baker’s wife as they enter the woods on a journey to reverse a powerful curse that has been placed on her husband’s family.
This critically lauded crime-thriller stars Blunt, alongside powerhouse actors Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, as they take on the Sonora Cartel. Stylish and powerful, this drama surprised many moviegoers and put Blunt in a darker role than she typically plays, allowing her to show off her range as an actress.
Though the Devil Wears Prada may have introduced the world to Emily Blunt, Sunshine Cleaning was the movie where we really started to pay attention. Here, two sisters work together in a fledgling crime-scene cleanup business in a picture that is both funny and heartwarming.
Here, Blunt had the opportunity to play a young Queen Victoria of England, as she navigated love, the monarchy, and her own goals and ambitions. This film is not only beautiful and charming but a real treat for any Anglophile
This film, written by, directed by, and starring Emily’s real-life husband John Krasinski is one of the most successful horror films in years. One of the more compelling elements of this picture (of which there are many), is Emily’s harrowing performance during a sequence in which her character must remain quiet while giving birth. Powerful stuff.