Emily Blunt Takes Over for Anna Wintour and Talks About Becoming Mary Poppins

While Anna Wintour is abroad, Emily Blunt (who has some very relevant experience) fills her shoes and takes charge at the Vogue office while answering 73 questions. As Emily fulfills her duties as Vogue's Editor-in-Chief, she talks about the pizza in New York City, becoming Mary Poppins, and what she's learned about fashion from her movie roles.

Released on 11/8/2018

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Created By: Joe Sabia

Transcript

00:02
[women conversing quietly]
00:05
[Joe] Emily Blunt!
00:06
Hello Joe! Get out of here Sam.
00:09
[Joe] Here we are for your 73 question--
00:10
Yes-- - Interview.
00:11
[Joe] Can't wait and first of all if I may be blunt,
00:14
why are you here on the Vogue floor?
00:16
So Anna, is in Europe for the week
00:18
and she's asked me to take over the offices for her.
00:20
[Joe] Big shoes to fill-- - I know, come with me.
00:23
[Joe] Do you like livin' in New York City?
00:24
I do, I love it.
00:25
[Joe] Okay, where did you grow up?
00:26
I grew up in London.
00:28
[Joe] What do you miss most about England
00:29
when in America? - The irreverence, probably.
00:32
[Joe] What do you miss most about America
00:33
when in England? - The enthusiasm.
00:34
[Joe] Is there anything New York has over London?
00:37
Pizza. Better Pizza.
00:38
Emily, your Starbucks.
00:40
Thank you, Jesse! - You're welcome.
00:41
Bit cold, never mind.
00:42
[Joe] What's the best part about on set?
00:44
Oh, the camaraderie.
00:45
[Joe] Would you ever consider writing?
00:47
Maybe. - What about directing?
00:50
Maybe.
00:51
[Joe] Who's a director you'd love to work with,
00:52
but you haven't had the chance yet?
00:55
Alfonso Cuaron. Call me.
00:57
[Joe] What do you look for in a script these days?
01:00
I look for sophistication, intrigue,
01:03
surprise, nothing derivative.
01:06
[Joe] What's the biggest misconception
01:07
about being an actress?
01:09
That we take longer in hair and makeup
01:10
than the boys, not true.
01:12
[Joe] Can you finish this sentence for me?
01:14
Hollywood of the future looks like?
01:16
More hopeful.
01:18
[Joe] Do you ever re-watch your old films?
01:20
I do not. - Why?
01:22
Because I'll just pick them apart.
01:24
Did you see what I did here?
01:24
This is how official this job is--
01:26
[Joe] Those are definitely official
01:27
I know-- - documents.
01:29
What's the wildest thing you've ever done in your life?
01:30
I went scuba diving with sharks.
01:32
[Joe] Didn't Zac Efron do the same thing?
01:34
No he didn't.
01:35
[Joe] What's something you didn't expect about motherhood?
01:37
That I'm really good at multi-tasking.
01:40
[Joe] Can you tell me your favorite joke?
01:42
I don't like jokes, in fact I hate jokes,
01:43
so don't, let's not do them.
01:44
[Joe] Alright, well knock knock!
01:45
No please, please, please-- - No, I mean the door--
01:48
Ooh, the door! - Flowers.
01:49
Flowers! - Oh, how nice!
01:51
For me, sort of romantic.
01:53
Yeah! - Lovely!
01:54
[Joe] What's a TV show you'd love to make a cameo in?
01:56
Shark Tank. - Oh, sharks!
01:58
If you had a podcast? - Sharks, again!
02:01
[Joe] If you had a podcast, what would it be about?
02:02
Probably about home decorating or something like that.
02:05
[Joe] Who would you ask 73 questions
02:07
if you had the chance-- - Ooh, Keith Richards.
02:09
Namely, how are you still alive?
02:11
[Joe] Okay, so who sent these flowers?
02:13
I don't know, but isn't this so
02:14
romantic? - Romantic, yeah.
02:16
So many congratulations on your new appointment.
02:18
Love, from mum. Anyway, move on.
02:22
[Joe] What was your favorite scene
02:23
in shooting The Devil Wears Prada?
02:24
I like where I was really, really, really sick.
02:27
[Joe] Okay, what did you learn
02:28
about fashion from working on the film?
02:29
Just be more fierce, and wild.
02:31
I learned that from Patricia Field, our costume designer.
02:34
[Joe] On average, how many times
02:35
has your husband seen the film?
02:36
I would say a solid 23 times.
02:39
[Joe] And speaking of John,
02:41
how long have you guys been married for?
02:42
We're married for eight years.
02:43
[Joe] Is it true, John cried at hearing you sing
02:46
for the first time? - He did.
02:47
[Joe] Is it true, you were an only match made
02:49
at your own wedding?
02:50
I did, I match made my sister with Stanley Tucci
02:54
who wormed his way into the family.
02:55
[Joe] Stanley Tucci, isn't he just the best--
02:57
He is the best guy.
02:58
[Joe] Think of goin' on a double date
02:59
with any couple living or dead, who would it be?
03:01
Rob Marshall and John DeLuca.
03:03
[Joe] You and John were amazing in A Quite Place,
03:06
and it was terrifying.
03:07
What was your gut, immediate reaction
03:08
upon reading the title?
03:10
The title, I thought, oh what a sweet,
03:12
sort of quiet living room drama.
03:15
I was wrong. So wrong.
03:17
[Joe] In honoring John's Boston roots,
03:19
can you tell me something in your thickest Boston accent?
03:21
Oh, I'm gonna punch your head.
03:22
Alright, good for you Joe with your wicked,
03:25
awesome questions and your fancy job, in your Vogue offices.
03:30
Is that a Matt Damon? - I know, right?
03:33
Emily? - Yes?
03:34
[Woman] They're ready for you in the closet--
03:35
Yes, great! - Favorite dish to cook.
03:38
I love turkey lasagna.
03:40
[Joe] What is a favorite book
03:41
that you enjoyed recently?
03:43
I love Life After Life by Kate Atkinson.
03:46
[Joe] Historical figure you'd love to take tea with?
03:48
Ella Fitzgerald.
03:49
Where would you like to have dinner
03:51
with Donatella tonight? - Donatella?
03:52
Yes. - Chuck E. Cheese.
03:53
She loves it. - Okay.
03:55
[Joe] First role you ever had.
03:56
I was on stage with Dame Judi Dench who's delightful,
03:59
and I played her granddaughter.
04:01
[Joe] Is it true you started acting
04:03
to help get over stuttering?
04:04
I did, I had a severe stutter as a child
04:07
and when I was in character I tended to speak fluently.
04:10
[Joe] And if you weren't acting,
04:11
what would you have pursued in your life?
04:13
I kind of wanted to be a translator for the UN
04:15
'cause I was quite good at Spanish, not any more.
04:18
[Joe] What's the hardest thing
04:19
you've ever had to do for a role?
04:20
For a role, I had to learn a martial art called Krav Maga
04:25
for Edge of Tomorrow.
04:27
It was quite intense-- - Can you show me a move--
04:29
You want me to show a move? - From Krav Maga?
04:30
You can grab someone by the back of their head,
04:32
and knee them repeatedly [groaning]
04:34
in the privates, it does some damage.
04:37
Michele, what do we got?
04:39
Some locations for our next shoot.
04:40
Looks a bit dull, doesn't it?
04:42
Was it in, where is this?
04:43
Paris. - Paris! Not so dull suddenly.
04:47
I'm gonna go with this one, this one, scrap the rest.
04:51
[Joe] Are you a morning person or a night person?
04:53
I'm a morning person, look at these pants!
04:55
Wow, those are-- - Come on, why not?
04:57
[Joe] Those are very red pants.
04:58
Wow! - Cats or puppies?
05:00
I will say puppies 'cause I'm allergic to cats.
05:03
[Joe] What's your current obsession?
05:05
Pinterest.
05:06
[Joe] What are you pinning these days?
05:08
I'm pinning light fixtures, and wood paneled walls.
05:16
[Joe] Who's the most impressive person in the world?
05:19
Ooh, I cannot believe you just asked me
05:21
that question. - Why?
05:22
Because it's just too difficult.
05:23
Hello Thalia, what do you got?
05:24
What do you think? - Ooh no, boring, no color.
05:27
Now hang that up, don't just fling it anywhere.
05:30
I'm just kidding, I'm kidding.
05:32
[Joe] How do you become Mary Poppins?
05:33
Mary Poppins, you gotta practice your turn-out, like this.
05:36
Is that right-- - See?
05:37
It's quite hard for someone as inflexible as me.
05:39
Ooh, see this what people in fashion do.
05:41
They tend to do stuff like this.
05:44
[Joe] With Mary Poppins, how did you feel
05:45
on your first day of shooting?
05:46
Terrified.
05:47
[Joe] Did you watch the original in preparation?
05:49
I did not, so as not to get more terrified.
05:52
[Joe] Now you're not on social media.
05:54
I'm not. - Why?
05:55
Because I don't think it's an organic fit for me,
05:57
I'm a bit of a dinosaur.
05:58
[Joe] Well if you did have a Twitter account,
06:00
what would your handle be?
06:02
What's a handle? - Emily?
06:03
Yes! - I have James Corden
06:05
on line one-- - Ooh, no, no, no.
06:06
He can definitely wait. - Who's your dream co-star?
06:09
Leonardo DiCaprio. - Dream duet partner?
06:11
Duet partner? Louis Armstrong.
06:14
Dream ensemble cast-- - Dream ensemble cast!
06:16
Okay, let's do it!
06:16
Benicio del Toro, Dwayne Johnson, Sienna Miller,
06:21
Emily Mortimer, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, me, cast it,
06:24
let's do it, it's gonna be huge!
06:25
It's gonna be huge! - Yeah.
06:26
[Joe] If your life was a musical what would the title be?
06:28
Dance, who cares what you look like?
06:31
Ian, what do we have? - Big question, which belt?
06:35
It's a tough call, they're both so different.
06:40
I'm sorry, who asked her?
06:42
[Joe] What's it gonna be Emily?
06:43
I'm gonna have to call a friend here.
06:45
[Joe] Okay, what's been the most rewarding trip
06:46
you've ever taken? - Rewarding?
06:48
I would say Bhoutan, hiking through Bhoutan.
06:49
[Joe] What's a country you wish to visit?
06:51
I would love to go to Brazil.
06:53
Hi Stan! - Emily. What a surprise.
06:55
I know, how are you? - Fine thank you, fine.
06:58
Good, I have a very important question for you.
07:00
Are you ready? - Yeah, go ahead.
07:02
Which one? - I don't really know.
07:05
You know, I don't know too much about fashion.
07:07
I only played someone who did and it was completely,
07:11
it's fake, it was fake. - Right.
07:12
You are very unstylish, goodbye.
07:16
So, blue? - Oh no! Cerulean.
07:18
[Joe] Best way to decompress.
07:20
Don't miss out the cerulean.
07:21
Best way to decompress? - Yep.
07:23
Best way to decompress, I do transcendental meditation
07:26
everyday, although if I had these shoes,
07:28
I would not need to do that because
07:30
they are happy making shoes. - They really are.
07:33
[Joe] How do you describe your personal style?
07:35
I would say sort of tomboyish, beniche, kind of who knows?
07:39
[Joe] What's something you don't go a day
07:40
without wearing? - Lip balm.
07:42
[Joe] What's been the most extravagant thing
07:43
you've ever worn? - Probably some jewelry
07:45
that I didn't actually own.
07:46
[Joe] What's something that you wish
07:47
you really hadn't worn?
07:48
Oh, I don't think I looked very good
07:50
at The Devil Wears Prada premiere.
07:52
My dress was all wrinkly, and it was a mistake.
07:54
[Joe] Can you name the best designer who has ever lived?
07:57
Oh, McQueen! - Good choice!
07:59
McQueen, McQueen, do you think McQueen
08:01
would like me to wear this hat,
08:02
with one of his dresses? - Totally!
08:04
[Joe] It's equestrian chic or--
08:05
I know, it's very British though,
08:07
right? - It looks good.
08:08
[Joe] If you could raid some one's closet,
08:09
who would it be? - Blake Lively's.
08:11
[Joe] Must have beauty product?
08:14
I love Dior mascaras.
08:16
[Joe] What's the best beauty advice you've ever received?
08:18
Get off that sunbed, stop tanning.
08:22
Ooh look, look, look, look. - Tucci?
08:24
Hi Anna! - Anna!
08:25
Emily, hi, how did it go today?
08:28
It went wonderfully well, thank you.
08:29
Well I can't think of anyone that
08:31
would be better for the part than you.
08:32
Thank you Anna, is there anything else
08:34
I can do for you? - No, that's all.
08:37
[whispering] Oh, I've been waiting,
08:39
I've been waiting for that moment.
08:40
[Joe] Alright Emily, last question.
08:42
How do you think, this interview went?
08:44
I think it went really well,
08:45
but next time bore someone else with your questions.
08:49
[Joe] Yeah but I thought this was going well--
08:51
[whispering] Just kidding.
08:52
It's not even my line. Bye!
08:53
[Joe] Thanks Emily!
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