As Emily Blunt gracefully drifts from here to there with her magical umbrella in ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ let’s take a look back on the actress’s eclectic film career.
‘My Summer of Love’ (2004)
Following minor British TV gigs, the London-born actress moved to the big screen in Pawel Pawlikowski’s “My Summer of Love.” The award-winning drama follows Tamsin (Blunt) and her affair with another young woman.
‘The Devil Wears Prada’ (2005)
As Miranda Priestly’s snarky assistant, whose name also happens to be Emily, Blunt hit the big time acting along with Anne Hathawy and Meryl Streep. Her performance led to nominations for both a best supporting actress Golden Globe and BAFTA’s Rising Star award. In the same year, Blunt also started dating singer Michael Bublé.
‘The Jane Austen Book Club’ (2007)
This rom-com features Blunt, sporting a sleek bob, as a French teacher who uses Austen’s illustrious words to cope with messy relationships and sticky situations.
‘Sunshine Cleaning’ (2008)
Here, Blunt stars alongside Amy Adams as the workers of Sunshine Cleaning – a company that specializes in tidying up bloodied crime scenes. She also split up with Bublé after featuring on his 2007 album.
‘The Young Victoria’ (2009)
Blunt portrays the early reign of Queen Victoria in “The Young Victoria.” She was nominated for the Golden Globe race for Best Actress in a drama in 2010 for the role.
‘Gulliver’s Travels’ (2010)
In the comedic film adaptation of Johnathan Swift’s novel, Blunt plays the tiny Princess Mary of Lilliput. Outside of the fictional kingdom, Blunt married “The Office” star John Krasinski. Sorry Pam!
‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ (2010)
Before making it big in Hollywood, Blunt once played the leading woman in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” She returned to her roots with this… creative adaptation of the tragedy.
‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’ (2011)
With Ewan McGregor and Kristin Scott Thomas, Blunt delivered yet another note-worthy performance in the 2011 film. She nabbed another Golden Globe nom for her role as Harriet Chetwode-Talbot, but didn’t win.
The sci-fi thriller directed by Rian Johnson set the precedent of kick-ass characters Blunt would take on in years to come.
‘Edge of Tomorrow’ (2014)
After giving birth to her first daughter Hazel, Blunt returned to the screen as Tom Cruise’s harsh trainer in “Edge of Tomorrow.” She later picked up Best Actress in an Action Movie at the 20th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.
‘Into the Woods’ (2014)
Blunt busted out her singing skills for the film adaptation of the Sondheim musical “Into the Woods.” The film reunited her with her “Prada” co-star Meryl Streep, who plays a very different witch from the fictional fashion glossy magazine.
Blunt plays FBI agent Kate Mercer in this brutal and bluntly honest look at the war on drugs. The film is her second alongside Benicio del Toro — the previously worked together in 2010’s “Wolfman.”
‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ (2016)
Now, Blunt’s played ice-cold people before but her role in ‘The Huntsman’ sequel is her coldest to date. She starred as Queen Freya, the chilly counterpart to Charlize Theron’s evil queen. Later in the year, she and her family welcomed in her second daughter Violet.
‘A Quiet Place’ (2018)
Finally on-screen as a couple, Blunt and Krasinski starred in “A Quiet Place.” Krasinski’s directorial debut follows the Abbott family as they must survive a post-apocalyptic world living in total silence in order to evade monsters who hunt with keen hearing.
‘Mary Poppins Returns’ (2018)
Blunt steps into Julie Andrews’ iconic shoes in this sequel to “Mary Poppins,” also starring Lin-Manuel Miranda.