EMILY Blunt thinks her daughters could be “so much better” at acting than she is.
The 35-year-old star – who has Hazel, four, and Violet, two, with John Krasinski – has admitted she’d be slightly worried about them pursuing a career in the movie industry, but she also thinks they have the talent to succeed.
She told Entertainment Tonight, “I don’t know if I’m all about encouraging my children to be actors … people have a hard time in the industry. So I think I feel unfathomably lucky that it has been kind to me, but I would worry for them.
“But if they want to do it, god, they would probably be so much better than me! Honestly, I look at them sometimes and say, ‘She is going to be great!’”
Meanwhile, Lin-Manuel Miranda – who stars alongside Emily in Mary Poppins Returns – recently described the actress as a “human sunshine”.
Lin-Manuel is grateful that Emily was so kind towards him on the set of the movie, praising her for being the “classiest, best lady”. He said, “Emily Blunt is like human sunshine. The person at the top of the call sheet determines the mood of the set.
“If your star is in a bad mood, everyone’s like ‘we’re in a bad mood’. And she’s just like the classiest, best lady. It was a joy to go to work with her.”
Lin-Manuel also thinks Emily was the “perfect” candidate for the coveted role of Mary Poppins.
The 38-year-old actor told BANG Showbiz, “I was so excited Emily was playing the role because she is perfect for it.” – BANG!