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Emily Blunt Opens Up Following Backlash to Donald Trump Joke

Emily Blunt Opens Up Following Backlash to Donald Trump Joke

Emily Blunt graces the cover of the latest issue of ES Magazine, out on Thursday (March 29).

Here’s what the 35-year-old actress had to say:

On working with her husband John Krasinski on the upcoming horror film A Quiet Place:: “We’ve always wanted to work together and when this came along I realized the concept was so much bigger than, ‘They’re a married couple.’ We were nervous because we’ve always been the second-hand audience to the rehashing of what we might have gone through that day on set. And ultimately we really understand each other’s worlds because it’s the same world.”

On her thoughts around Brexit: “I think it’s really sad. I’m really bummed about it. I just think that ‘globalization is here guys, come on!’ It is an interesting time in the world because it’s fragile, because it feels unsafe. It’s become this sort of ‘each to their own’ mentality and you feel it. You feel people becoming more guarded, and more in the need to protect. It’s sad.”

On how an off-hand remark about Donald Trump and regretting her US citizenship led to a media backlash: “It was a fairly innocuous joke because, you know, where I’m from we poke fun at our public figures…I think I wasn’t quite American enough to be able to say that. I have to be really careful now. Certain subjects, I just can’t. Because I’m also someone who loathes getting in trouble. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loathed getting in trouble.”

For more from Emily, head to Standard.co.uk.

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Credit: Jan Welters; Photos: ES Magazine
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  • Max

    Oh come on guys, the president is allowed to poke fun, insult and grab everyone by the pussy but she is not allowed to speak her mind, is it because she is a very very evil foreigner or just because she is a woman? Or are her hair not orange enough?

  • starchy

    I am sad this admirable woman feels she now has to censor herself as part of becoming an American. No-one else in the world cares about laughing at or criticizing public figures as much as people in this country.

  • starchy

    I am sad this admirable woman feels she now has to censor herself as part of becoming an American. No-one else in the world cares about laughing at or criticizing public figures as much as people in this country.

  • starchy

    I am sad this admirable woman feels she now has to censor herself as part of becoming an American. No-one else in the world cares about laughing at or criticizing public figures as much as people in this country.