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Emily Blunt Reveals the Real Reason She Turned Down Marvel's Black Widow

Emily Blunt Reveals the Real Reason She Turned Down Marvel's Black Widow

Did you know Emily Blunt was offered the role of Black Widow in the Marvel universe before the role was offered to Scarlett Johansson?

Well, 38-year-old actress just revealed the reason why she turned down the role.

Click inside to find out the reason why Emily Blunt did not portray Black Widow in Iron Man 2…

Back before starring in The Devil Wears Prada, Emily signed a contract with 20th Century Fox that would have her star in Prada, and also, one other film of Fox’s choosing. The Devil Wears Prada launched Emily to stardom, but Fox then chose to have her star in Gulliver’s Travels as their second film.

“I actually do want to clean up the story,” she said about having to turn down Black Widow when asked on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show. “I was contracted to do ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ I didn’t want to do ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’”

She called it “a bit of heartbreaker. I take such pride in the decisions that I make, and they mean so much to me, the films that I do,” she said. “I care very deeply, very, very much, about the choices I make. That’s all I have, the choices that I make.”

“There were a lot of really lovely people who were heaven to work with,” she said. “I actually had a good time, a laugh, with all of them, but it irked my heart for it to have happened in the first place,” she said.

“I love Iron Man and when I got offered Black Widow I was obsessed with Iron Man,” Emily said. “I wanted to work with Robert Downey Jr. It would’ve been amazing. But I don’t know if superhero movies are for me. They’re not up my alley. I don’t like them. I really don’t.”

She continued, “It’s been exhausted. We are inundated—it’s not only all the movies, it’s the endless TV shows as well. It’s not to say that I’d never want to play one, it would just have to be something so cool and like a really cool character, and then I’d be interested.”

There are 12 other actresses and actors who turned down roles in the Marvel universe.

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