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Emily Blunt Hates the Word 'Likable': 'Women Are Held to What a Man Considers a Feminine Ideal'

Emily Blunt Hates the Word 'Likable': 'Women Are Held to What a Man Considers a Feminine Ideal'

Emily Blunt takes the cover of THR with The Girl on the Train author Paula Hawkins.

Here’s what the 33-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On women in Hollywood: “Women are held to what a man considers a feminine ideal. You have to be pretty. You have to be ‘likable,’ which is my least favorite bloody word in the industry.”

On her Girl on the Train character: “It turned out to be a much more physical role than I had anticipated. She gets in a fair few tussles and gets knocked around a bit by various characters. Justin guessed because we’re very good friends. We were going over the final sequence, and I was being a bit wussy about some of the stunts. He pulled me aside and was, ‘What is with you? Are you pregnant?’ And I was like, ‘Yes.’”

Paula, on Emily playing Rachel in the movie: “People say, ‘Oh, she’s way too beautiful to play her.’ But that doesn’t matter. The thing about Rachel is her self-loathing, about what she feels about herself, and Emily really brought that out in the way she carries herself. All that damage is visible.”

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  • Roscoe

    Sounds a little lesbionic. As a man, I prefer to be judged by women, not other men. If you want control, start your own thing or work for Lifetime.

  • Kitty

    Congratulations Emily. You are officially no longer likable.

    Enjoy succeeding in an industry that embraces you. I’m sure your struggles are just so overwhelming.

  • Penny Dreadful

    SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!! Shut up, you whining, UNLIKEABLE, ungrateful, complaining BITCHES.

  • Penny Dreadful

    Doesn’t it make your blood boil???? Nothing but complaints from these multimillionaire ingrates.