Emily Blunt on Being Typecasted and Addresses ‘Captain Marvel’ Rumors

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
Emily Blunt on Being Typecasted and Addresses ‘Captain Marvel’ Rumors
Emily Blunt at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con International in San Diego, California.

For most, the first time that audiences and viewers met or heard Emily Blunt’s name was in 2006, when she appeared as Emily Charlton, the rival of Anne Hathaway’s Andrea “Andy” Sachs, in the film adaptation of “The Devil Wears Prada.” However, since then, Blunt has gone leaps and strides in her career, and has dabbled in different genres, from historical to independent films. However, due to her recent foray in two big action films, “The Edge of Tomorrow” and the recently released “Sicario,” Blunt has been faced with different rumors regarding possible future roles based on the fact that she is now one of the very few women who can pull off starring in an action film. While some may look upon this as a good thing, Blunt, in a recent interview, revealed her thoughts on the matter, and addressed rumors that she might portray Carol Danvers in MARVEL’s “Captain Marvel.” Read on to learn more about Emily Blunt’s thoughts about portraying strong women and on getting typecasted as a female action star.

Blunt, has been proving, over and over again, throughout the years, that she is an extremely versatile actress, capable of portraying characters in different kinds and in different film genres. However, as of late, Blunt, thanks to her role as FBI Agent Kate Mercer in the Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin film “Sicario,” and thanks to her role in “The Edge of Tomorrow,” where she starred alongside Tom Cruise, many consider her as the next big female action star. Many viewers and fans have already typecasted her in this kind of role, which, as it seems, according to her recent interview with Indiewire, doesn’t sit too well with her.


During the interview, Blunt mentioned that she doesn’t want to be typecasted as a strong female lead who can easily take on roles in action films. It is probably why the “Sicario” star is looking forward to her role as the alcoholic Rachel Watson in the upcoming film adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ “The Girl on the Train.: She also jokingly stated that being an action star would require her to spend more time in the gym, which she doesn’t want to do.

She also addressed rumors regarding the fact that there have been many rumors of her being placed on the short list to portray Carol Danvers in the upcoming MARVEL movie, which will be the MARVEL Cinematic Universe’s first film to feature a strong female lead.

According to her, she has not been approached by MARVEL for “Captain Marvel,” and attributes the rumors about her and other actresses who are rumored to be short listed for the film, such as “Mad Max: Fury Road’s” Charlize Theron, and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” star Rebecca Ferguson, to the fact that there aren’t that much female actresses today who could pull off being a strong female lead, yet still remaining vulnerable, and feminine.


She also told Indiewire that the reason why she got the role of FBI Agent Kate Mercer in “Sicario” hadn’t been due to her work in “The Edge of Tomorrow,” but because of her work in “Young Victoria,” in which she portrayed the young monarch.

Do you think Emily Blunt is wise in choosing a wide variety of roles to portray? What do you think about females such as Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron getting typecast as action star leads?  Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was all for Emily Blunt’s thoughts on getting typecasted as an action star actress, and her thoughts regarding the “Captain Marvel” movies. For more news and updates on your favorite Hollywood, British, and Asian actors and actresses, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.