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No Cleanses or Airbrushing for Emily Blunt

07/30/2010 at 12:30 PM ET
Emily Blunt UK Elle coverCourtesy courtesy of UK ELLE

Emily Blunt, who plays a ballet dancer in her latest film, not only had to contend with the difficult task of learning how to pirouette (for her upcoming role in The Adjustment Bureau, alongside Matt Damon) – she also had to cope with burger envy too. Wearing a sultry lace outfit on the cover of UK Elle, in its September issue, the British newlywed said watching her co-star eat fast food in front of her was torturous. “This is my weekend of revenge on the diet I’ve had to be on for the re-shoots,” she confessed, enjoying a Dr Funk cocktail. “Last night I had steamed pork buns that made me want to weep,” she confessed, adding: “I feel like I’m just emerging from a food coma.” Despite being based in Los Angeles, retaining her quirky Britishness is not something she has to work on. In fact, she’s more likely to be found slathering Marmite (the quintessentially British yeast spread) on buttery toast than she is slurping a detox juice. “I’m not on cleanses or doing Pilates every day! Not to stereotype Hollywood girls, but…” And in case we needed more convincing of the 27-year-old’s down-to-earth nature, it turns she has an aversion to digital airbrushing, stating candidly: “I don’t like it when they stretch you out and make you all long and skinny. It makes you look like a Barbie. Who the hell looks like that?” We couldn’t agree more. – Monique Jessen

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Kate on

She didn’t say she doesn’t do cleanses. She said she doesn’t do them every day.

shel5 on

I really like her! Seems more like a regular person than most of them. And I love her hubby, too!!!

Mary on

She looks great just as she is…who wouldn’t like somebody who has the guts to say she actually enjoys eating, and doesn’t want to be airbrushed! More power to Emily…This cover is lovely!

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Kimmer on

Kate, I think she meant that she doesn’t do pilates every day…. You can read it different ways…

Carol on

She is a breath of fresh air! Don’t change, Emily. You’re fabulous exactly as you are. Hollywood types are beginning to look like aliens. Your beauty is classic.

Lori on

I don’t think she does cleanses at all Kate. If you take out th “or” and make 2 complete sentenses, it would read…I’m not on cleanses. I’m not doing pilates every day. The “or” was just a connecor for 2 thoughts.

She looks stunning.

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