Emily Blunt's manly scream
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 January 2009
'The Wolf Man' actress Emily Blunt has admitted she screams like a man
Emily Blunt says she screams like a man.
The 25-year-old British actress, who stars in new horror movie 'The Wolf Man', found it impossible to make the high-pitched shrieks required during shooting and resorted to "heavy breathing" to sound frightened.
The actress told Empire magazine: "I'm not a great screamer. I don't have a good upper range. I'm sure they're going to have to dub me with someone who has better lungs - or more feminine lungs, at least! I just did a lot of gasping and heavy breathing, which might have to do."
Emily confessed that although vocally she felt rather masculine while making the movie, she felt like a "wuss" when her character had to run.
She explained: "It's also impossible not to run like a girl. You have to run like a girl in a long skirt and a corset. And I'm not bad on a treadmill, I don't look too awful, but I do in this film. I look really, really, wussy."
Emily - who dated Canadian singer Michael Buble for three years before their 2008 break-up - has previously said she doesn't fit in with the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle, because she dresses too scruffily.
She said: "I like fashion, I'm very partial to Marc Jacobs and Prada, but I don't want clothes to wear me. Ordinarily, I dress like a teenage boy in layered T-shirts and Converse gear."