Emily Blunt Talks Deleted ‘Sicario’ Nude Scene That ‘My Tits’ Didn’t Agree With, ‘Devil Wears Prada’ Inspiration (Audio)

During Howard Stern interview, actress also addresses controversy over her U.S. citizenship: “I was sort of astonished by the outrage, because it was meant completely as an innocuous joke.”

Emily Blunt got the opinion of someone truly special regarding a potential nude scene in her new film “Sicario.”

“[A nude scene] was in there originally but it came out because we didn’t agree with it,” Blunt said in an interview with Howard Stern. When Stern pressed the actress on who she meant by “we,” Blunt responded, “My tits.”

“Benicio [Del Toro] backed me up,” Blunt continued. “It was a scene between he and I.” Stern then asked if Blunt would still be willing to do a lesbian scene if it was essential to the movie’s plot.

During the interview, Blunt also spoke about the inspiration for her role in the 2006 film “The Devil Wears Prada,” in which she played the rude assistant to Meryl Streep‘s character.

“I saw a mother speaking to her child in a supermarket when we were shooting that film,” she said. “And it’s a line that gets quoted back to me now where she yelled at her kid in the supermarket…and she opened and closed her hand and she goes, ‘I’m hearing this. I want to hear this.'” Blunt would go on to use that very line in a scene between herself and Anne Hathaway.

The actress also addressed the recent backlash she faced when she joked about wanting to rescind her American citizenship after watching the Republican presidential debate.

“I was bummed, I have to say,” Blunt told a sympathetic Stern. “I was sort of astonished by the outrage, because it was meant completely as an innocuous joke.”

Listen to the full interview excerpts here:

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