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Emily Blunt Talks About Overcoming Her Stutter as a Child

Emily Blunt Talks About Overcoming Her Stutter as a Child

Emily Blunt looks radiant on the cover of InStyle‘s November 2016 issue, on newsstands October 14.

Here is what the 33-year-old The Girl On the Train actress had to share with the mag:

On growing up with a stutter: “I think whatever you have to overcome in life ultimately paves the way [for whom you become as an adult]. I got teased a lot, and to this day, I hate unkindness in people and bullies.”

On social media: “You’ve got to draw the line somewhere. My job is to persuade people that I’m somebody else and allow them to go on that journey with me. If you share too much about yourself, people’s interest becomes about you as opposed to the roles you have played.”

On preparing for her role as an alcoholic in The Girl on the Train: “The way I live my life is just so dissimilar. I needed to understand what addiction does to you physically and mentally and how it affects your self-esteem. This woman I play onscreen is so damaged, so broken down, that people don’t even want to breathe the same air as her.”

FYI: Emily is wearing a Stella McCartney dress on the cover.

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Photos: Photographed for InStyle by Thomas Whiteside
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  • ruebensandwich

    so unlikable

  • MelCooley

    Emily Blunt is a role model to young people who stutter. The website of the charitable organization The Stuttering Foundation ( has a biographical article on Emily Blunt. The site also has many free resources to help stammerers of all ages. This is a link to the Emily Blunt article, and there are articles on other famous people who stutter such as Bruce Willis, Ann Wilson (lead singer of Heart), Dominick Dunne, Marc Anthony, Noel Gallagher and Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean).