“A Quiet Place” actress Emily Blunt appeared on Dec. 12th’s Smartless, co-hosted by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett. Blunt discussed her film with Tom Cruise- Edge of Tomorrow.
She said the 85-pound “enormous robotic suit” she wore for the role made her cry the first time she put it on. While Blunt trained considerably prior to filming by using weights, running sprints, performing gymnastics, and Israeli martial arts, however, she feared she’d be unable to move or act in the suit.
“It was so heavy that the first time I put it on, I just started to cry — in front of Tom,” Emily said. “And he didn’t know what to do. He just stared at me and was like: ‘I know. I know. I know.’ I was like: Tom, I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot’ and I started to cry. ‘I’m just feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.’ And he literally stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes, ‘Come on, stop being such a p****, OK?'”
Some people who heard of the remark Cruise gave her were not happy. So, the British actress, felt the need to clarify a saying she thought it was funny, and that the comment was “taken literally and absurdly out of context.”
“It’s ludicrous that it’s being spun as something that offended me,” Blunt said in a statement to E! News. “It didn’t. I shared the story as lightheartedly as it was meant by Tom.”
Emily continued to praise Cruise and called him “a dear friend” and said he was “a total gem to me” when they worked together. As for calling her “a p****,” she said, “It was said as a joke to make me laugh, which it did in a big way. And it’s still something we laugh about to this day.”
However, Blunt did walk away with injuries from the film. She hurt her ribs and collarbone — injuries that lingers to this day. At the time of the filming, Entertainment Weekly reported that Blunt nearly broke her nose, with an on-set medic sticking two fingers up it to pop the cartilage back in place, as well as dislocated her thumb and popped two ribs.