The "Devil Wears Prada" star celebrated her baby shower in December as she prepared to begin her journey in motherhood.
Director Pawel Pawlikowski was highly appraisal of Blunt and co-star Natalie Press, stating in an interview that "Both Natalie and Emily were extremely different and very original, which is a rare thing nowadays.
They avoid the obvious, and are capable of playing complex and conflicting attitudes.
Above all, they had energy, which is key for a movie." James Berardinelli of Reel Views praised the film, calling it a "gem" lost in the "hype" of Hollywood blockbusters, and noted that "Both Natalie Press and Emily Blunt [...] are superlative.
They nail their cinematic alter-egos effortlessly, using verbal and non-verbal cues to tap into their emotions.
Her performance in the 2004 drama film My Summer of Love garnered her the Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
For her performance in the TV film Gideon's Daughter (2006) she received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.She went on to perform as Eugenie in Nicholas Wright's Vincent in Brixton at the National Theatre, and as Juliet in Indhu Rubasingham's production of Romeo and Juliet at Chichester Festival Theatre, both in 2002.In 2003, Blunt made her screen debut in the British television drama Boudica, about the life of the ancient Celtic warrior-queen who fought the Romans.Blunt attended Ibstock Place School in Roehampton, southwest London and, at the age of 16, went to Hurtwood House in Dorking, Surrey, a private sixth-form college known for its performing arts programme. In November 2001, Blunt made her professional debut opposite Judi Dench in Sir Peter Hall's production of the play The Royal Family, in which she played the role of the granddaughter Gwen to Dench's Fanny Cavendish.Critic Tom Keatinge hailed the production, writing that "Peter Hall's direction and Anthony Ward's tremendous set combine with all this to make The Royal Family a terrific night's entertainment," and that "More importantly though, it provides a vehicle for acting of the finest quality, with strong performances from the whole ensemble..." For her performance, Blunt was named "Best Newcomer" by The Evening Standard.That same year, she was praised for her performance as the 16th-century queen Catherine Howard in the two-part British television drama Henry VIII.