Why Emily Blunt Prefers Working With Women

Emily Blunt

There's an awful stereotype surrounding women that they typically don't get along with each other and that interactions are laced with cattiness. Like all stereotypes, there's really not much truth to it. In fact, in many cases the opposite is true. In actress Emily Blunt's case, she's never really had a problem with the women she's worked with over the years. It's really the men that have been the center of any conflict. As Blunt points out, any stereotypes of women are really just enforced by the media and sexism. Here's what she had to say:

I love working with women. We were all talking one day, and Charlize was like, 'Do you know what's funny is I think sometimes, whether it's the media or just society, [people] like to paint the picture that women sort of bitch about each other, and women are competitive and jealous and vying and watchful of each other. And she said, 'And you know, the only issues I've ever had on set have been with a dude.' And I would agree. The only time I feel like I've rolled my eyes at somebody I've been working with, it's been a guy. It's just been my experience that I've gotten along with every woman that I've worked with. I have not felt any preciousness or hierarchy or anything like that. I've just never had an issue! And Charlize was [also] like, 'I've never had an issue.

This comes from an interview with Entertainment Weekly, wherein Emily Blunt talked about her upcoming film The Girl on the Train and how the prominent cast and crew positions are filled with women. Rebecca Ferguson and Haley Bennett have important acting roles in the film, while Charlotte Bruus Christensen served as the cinematographer from a script provided by Erin Cressida Wilson. Even the male director Tom Taylor's most well-known film _The Help _was female- led with a great cast. This led to a conversation Blunt recalled with her co-star Charlize Theron from The Huntsman: Winter's War about their shared experiences of working with women.

As Emily Blunt further goes into detail, the handheld style of filming for The Girl on the Train required a lot of trust between her and Charlotte Bruus Christensen and compares filming to "doing a dance." The camera would be right in her face in some scenes, and she could always feel Christensen making adjustments based on her own emotions while performing.

The Girl on the Train is directed by Tom Taylor and based on a novel by Paula Hawkins. The story follows Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), an alcoholic divorcee, who every day passes the house of her ex-husband and his new family on the train. She also spies on a couple - Megan and Scott Hipwell - who live a few houses down and imagines their life is perfect. One day Rachel wakes up with a hangover and bruises and discovers that Megan Hipwell has gone missing.

The Girl on the Train is scheduled to release in theaters on October 7, 2016.

Matt Wood

Matt has lived in New Jersey his entire life, but commutes every day to New York City. He graduated from Rowan University and loves Marvel, Nintendo, and going on long hikes and then greatly wishing he was back indoors. Matt has been covering the entertainment industry for over two years and will fight to his dying breath that Hulk and Black Widow make a good couple.