There has been a great deal of success for Blunt throughout her career. In the sci-fi/action hit Edge of Tomorrow, she starred opposite Tom Cruise's Cage as Rita. During a recent interview with Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett on the SmartLess podcast, Blunt revealed some NSWF advice she got from Cruise.
"We had to wear these enormous suits, which I think would've been great if we had CGI'd them, but we wanted to do it in a tactile way," Blunt explained. "When you hear the word 'tactile,' you think that sounds nice and cozy.
There was nothing cozy about these suits. It was like 85 pounds. It was so heavy," she continued. "The first time I put it on I started to cry, and [Cruise] didn't know what to do." She added, "I was like, 'Tom, I'm not sure how I'm going to get through this shoot,' and just started to cry ...
I said, 'I'm feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.' " Blunt said he ended up making her laugh with this advice: "He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes, 'Come on, stop being such a p*ssy, OK?'"
Are there any plans for Edge of Tomorrow 2?
"That was an amazing script, but I just don't know what the future holds for it.
I did read a script that was in really great shape, but it's just a matter of if that can even happen now," Blunt shared. "I don't have the straight answer on that one." The series' original director, Doug Liman, has often expressed interest in continuing it.
"It's one of these things where if Tom, Emily, and I were to say, 'We're ready to pull the trigger on this script,' it's Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, the film gets made," Liman confirmed with Collider last year. "That's pretty much how Hollywood works.
The stars are the gatekeepers. If you can get Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt to commit to the movie, it's going to happen." He continued, "For [the first movie], the script wasn't there when we started shooting. Tom and I often laugh about this, that during prep on that movie we'd say to ourselves, 'There's nothing like a looming start date for the shoot to put pressure down to get the script right.
And then while we were shooting the movie, we'd say to ourselves, 'There's nothing like a looming wrap date to really put pressure down to getting the script done.' Then when while we're editing the movie, we're like, 'There's nothing like a looming release date to force you to get the script right.' These are really big, imaginative movies."