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Emily Blunt: Why I Passed on 'Iron Man' & 'Captain America'

Emily Blunt: Why I Passed on 'Iron Man' & 'Captain America'

Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor premiere their new movie, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, on Monday (March 5) at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old actress recently opened up about why she passed on parts in two blockbuster films, Iron Man 2 and Captain America.

“Usually the female parts in a superhero film feel thankless: She’s the pill girlfriend while the guys are whizzing around saving the world. I didn’t do the other ones because the part wasn’t very good or the timing wasn’t right, but I’m open to any kind of genre if the part is great and fun and different and a challenge in some way,” Emily told NYMag‘s Vulture.

“I would love to do a comic-book movie or a science-fiction film that would scare the bejesus out of me. Maybe I need to be James Bond!” she added.

FYI: Emily paired her Naeem Khan dress with Gianvito Rossi shoes and Chopard jewelry. Ewan suited up in Dolce&Gabbana.

15+ pictures inside of Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor at the Salmon Fishing in the Yemen premiere…

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Credit: Jason Merritt, Alberto E. Rodriguez; Photos: Getty
Posted to: Emily Blunt, Eve Mavrakis, Ewan McGregor

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  • laly

    My two favorite together

  • Sean

    Yet she did that crappy ass Adjustment Bureau….

  • mel

    girl crush.

  • Lisa

    Emily is sooooooo AWESOME !

  • J Ballz

    She would make for a great Janet van Dyne AKA The Wasp in the next Avengers! Make it so!!!

  • Peapo

    She has the most interesting gorgeous eyes. I think she is so beautiful. And Ewan ain’t half bad either. I love his style and his accent . Very handsome man.

  • Clark Griswold

    Ya right, she “passed” on Iron Man 2? That wasn’t good enough for her, but Gulliver’s Travels was? LOL. Check out this article:

    http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/emily-blunt-pulled-from-iron-man-2-for-gullivers-travels/

  • retrobanana

    i like her but never have really seen her shine in anything…my mom still calls her “jim’s wife”…..

  • Ginge

    I’m really tired of hearing about Emily. I’ve seen most of her films, yet still find her to be underwhelming.

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