To say Emily Blunt is a favorite of the Hollywood Foreign Press is a bit of an understatement. The 26-year-old Brit was a surprise Best Supporting Actress nominee for her breakout role in “The Devil Wears Prada” (Oscar didn’t agree) and won a statue the same year for her supporting Television performance in “Gideon’s Daughter.” Therefore, there was little surprise among the industry when Blunt was nominated this year for playing Britain’s longest reigning monarch in “Queen Victoria.”
The period drama received stronger reviews stateside than it did overseas and has done well since opening in limited release a few weeks ago. Blunt sat down and talked to Awards Campaign about the responsibility of playing Queen Victoria and whether she’d return to depict another era of Victoria’s dramatic 63 year reign. More intriguing, and you can see her slight smile when discussing it, Blunt gives some tidbits on the growing buzz over her long in production remake of “The Wolfman” alongside Benecio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins.
You can check out the interview embedded in this story our watch a larger version here.
“The Young Victoria” is now playing in select cities and is expected to expand nationwide later this month.
As the season heats up, look for breaking awards season news and commentary daily on Awards Campaign. For the latest, follow @HitFixGregory on Twitter.