Emily Blunt was born in London, and began acting when she was just 12 after a teacher suggested she try it to help correct a stutter. She started acting professionally on stage and then appeared on tv in the film Boudica. Her breakout role was in the tv film Gideon’s Daughter and then on the big screen with The Devil Wears Prada. She has earned critical praise, nominations and awards for her many and varied roles, including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and multiple BAFTAs. Blunt has undergone grueling training for several of her roles, including as a ballerina and an action hero. Blunt is married to actor John Krasinski and they have 2 daughters together. Although Blunt limits her online presence, she has hundreds of thousands of followers on social media. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 115 lbs.
Emily Blunt’s Diet
Blunt has done some crazy diets for various roles, including near-starvation, but in her heart, she’s a gal who loves her pizza. For Edge of Tomorrow, Blunt says she didn’t have to follow any particular diet, but as a general rule, she tries to avoid junk food (including pizza), refined sugar, and gluten and sticks to wholesome foods like veggies, fruit, lean meats and complex carbs such as brown bread and oats. She restricts herself to 1 cup of coffee a day.
- Medium Fat 25% 25%
- Medium Carb 40% 40%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
For Edge of Tomorrow, Blunt says she was burning up the calories big time and so she didn’t have to follow any special diet. She simply made an effort to eat healthy foods.
For The Devil Wears Prada, Blunt followed an extremely low calorie diet, and while she was working out for hours every day for Adjustment Bureau, she had to give up pasta, bread and all the good stuff, and only ate things like poached chicken and salad.
Say Adieu to Deprivation
As soon as Adjustment Bureau wrapped, Blunt headed to Paris where she ate her body weight in bread and cheese.
Multi Talented Mom
Blunt is also an accomplished cook. One of her signature dishes is chicken soup.
What to Eat
Gluten-free wholegrain bread
What to Avoid
High Sodium Foods
Blunt on her Diet for Edge of Tomorrow
‘I wasn’t eating kale chips or anything. I was doing all right.’
Blunt on her Chicken Soup
‘The ginger kicks a cold in the teeth if you’re feeling under the weather.’
Blunt on her Diet Goals
‘My new healthy regime is basically trying to cut out things like pizza.’
Emily Blunt’s Fitness Routine
Blunt works with trainer Jason Walsh who focuses on getting the heart rate up and increasing core strength.
Short & Sweet
Blunt’s workouts are short, 25-30 min and don’t require lots of equipment, so she can fit in a routine just about any time, anywhere.
For Adjustment Bureau, Blunt had only 6 weeks to transform herself into a ballerina. Before then, she’d never even worn ballet shoes.
Due to her brutal training, Blunt injured herself in just about every way possible, and needed therapeutic massage multiple times a week to keep going.
To get in shape for Edge of Tomorrow, Blunt worked out 6 days a week, 2+ hours at a clip for 3 months. She did a wide variety of training, including sprints, weight lifting and Krav Maga, the training program used by the Israeli army.
Blunt wore a weighted vest to prepare for the armor she would wear Edge of Tomorrow. The suit of armor weighed about 85 lbs., and was a lot heavier than she expected.
To get her dancer’s body for Adjustment Bureau, Blunt did intense, bootcamp-style workouts that included resistance exercises, sculpting work and cardio. She also spend a couple of more hours in dance training every day at Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in Manhattan.
Left to her own devices, Blunt likes doing Pilates and yoga because she says they improve her strength and flexibility. She’s also a fan of the Tracy Anderson Method.
An Emily Blunt Routine
Warm up: 5-10 min. stretches/ light cardio
Repeat the following 3x with 60 sec. rest between sets.
Side plank: 30 sec
Jump planks: 15
Squat press: 15
Bent-over rows: 15
Lateral lunge: 10/leg
Straight-leg sit-ups: 15
Blunt on Wearing Armor for Edge of Tomorrow
‘I just thought, “Oh God, I’m going to start crying.” And then you get used to it and it becomes like second nature.’
Blunt on her Intensive Edge of Tomorrow Routine
‘It was brutal at first and then it became addictive.’
Blunt on the Results of Her Hard Work
‘My back looked like there was a barrel of snakes in it. I had an eight-pack!’
Blunt on Being Injured Training as a Ballerina
‘It was the first time I physically undertook what the character’s life was.’
Blunt on her High-intensity Circuit Training
‘That’s a lot of cardio. It’s the most cripplingly difficult, [but] I actually enjoy it!’
Blunt on Yoga & Pilates
‘I really like doing Pilates as well as yoga, and all those lengthening exercises…probably like 4, sometimes 5 times a week!’
Emily Blunt’s Supplements
Blunt uses olive oil on her face. Olive oil is a superfood that is great for your body, inside and out.
Blunt recommends using a few drops of oregano oil at the first sign of a cold. She says she doesn’t much care for the flavor, but that it knocks germs out flat.
Probiotics aid digestion, and help you get the most nutrition out of your food, while vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals that can build up from intense workouts.
Emily Blunt’s Lifestyle
Blunt and Krasinski’s first meeting was more or less a cliché: mutual friends introduced them, and their first date was at a gun range, then they went back to his place for pizza.
Blunt and hubs Krasinski acted together for the first time in 2018 the highly-praised A Quiet Place. Krasinski cowrote and directed, and Blunt earned a SAG award.
Blunt and Krasinski tied the knot in 2010 at George Clooney’s posh home called Villa Oleandra in Lake Como, Italy.
Blunt prefers to keep her private life out of the spotlight, and that includes not allowing any public pictures of her children.
Blunt on Trying out Fishing
‘I attempted to fish in Scotland and I managed to hook a dog. It was a horrible moment, but the dog turned out to be fine.’
Blunt on Being in the Public Eye
‘When you’re in love, you’re so happy that you want to tell people about it. But now I have to censor myself. You need to protect the happiness you have.’
Blunt on Her Engagement
‘All I can say is that there were flutes playing in the background, butterflies, and there were angles showering us with rainbow drops.’
Blunt on Commitment
‘People quit on jobs. They quit on marriages. They quit on school. There’s an immediacy of this day and age that doesn’t lend itself to being committed to anything.’
Blunt on Privacy
‘My children’s happiness, their safety and their well-being is the most paramount thing in my life.’
The Adjustment Bureau
Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
The Devil Wears Prada
A Quiet Place
Salmon Fishing in Yemen
Mary Poppins Returns
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