In a new interview, “The Devil Wears Prada” star Emily Blunt reveals she turned down the role of playing Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Blunt says a contract she had with 20th Century Fox made her pass on the knife wielding character.
In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Blunt revealed she had signed a contract with 20th Century Fox that gave her a role in “The Devil Wears Prada.” However, part of the deal was that the same contract locked her into a second movie with the studio. That movie, chosen by Fox, was Rob Letterman’s “Gulliver’s Travels,” a loose adaptation of the adventure novel which starred Jack Black.
“I actually do want to clean up the story,” Blunt told Stern during their conversation. “I was contracted to do Gulliver’s Travels. I didn’t want to do Gulliver’s Travels.”
During the interview, Blunt said the entire situation was “a heartbreaker,” saying, “I take such pride in the decisions that I make, and they mean so much to me, the films that I do. I care very deeply, very, very much, about the choices I make. That’s all I have, the choices that I make.”
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