Emily Blunt reveals why she shunned Marvel roles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 January 2015
Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt

'Into The Woods' actress Emily Blunt has revealed why she never took on the roles of Black Widow and Peggy Carter

Emily Blunt hasn't appeared on screen as either Black Widow and Peggy Carter because she was never offered the roles at "the right time".

The 31-year-old actress was linked to the roles from the Marvel comic books, but has revealed scheduling never allowed her to accept either part.

Asked whether she held talks about appearing as Black Widow and Peggy Carter, Emily shared: "Yeah, but it was never the right time, really, and it just didn't work out scheduling-wise with those two. It's always a difficult thing to talk about, because it's not fair to the actresses who ended up playing them, you know? It just wasn't the right time."

The 'Into The Woods' actress has also revealed how much she enjoyed starring alongside Meryl Streep in the new movie, following their success with 'The Devil Wears Prada'.

She told Vulture: "Meryl was like a mama bear on set. She was always on pee patrol, making sure I got time to pee whenever I wanted to. 'Guys, cut! Emily needs to use the bathroom -- again!' [Laughs.] It was that kind of thing."

Emily also confirmed she'd like to appear in a full theatrical production of 'Into The Woods'.

She said: "That would be kind of amazing! I would be up for it. I'd be terrified, but I'd be up for it. And then you'd really be put to the test, to sing live. But we'd have to get the whole gang."

Into the Woods

  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 2h 4min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rob Marshall
  • Cast: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, Johnny Depp
  • UK release: 9 January 2015

Disney's long-in-the-making adaptation of Sondheim and Lapine's musical, in which a clutch of fairytale characters help a baker (Corden) and his wife (Blunt) lift a curse which prevents them from having a baby. Despite some great moments, the story drags; if you're a fan it's likely to please, but it won't win anyone else…

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