The Hollywood Reporter had plenty of reasons to declare Emily Blunt and John Krasinski “Hollywood’s Couple of the Year” in 2018. After all, the duo had experienced some major successes over those 12 months. But, in fact, many of their achievements may not have come about had Blunt not broken a cardinal rule about her career.
London-born Blunt’s big break came in two parts. First, she starred in Gideon’s Daughter, a television series that aired in the U.K. in 2006 and for which she ultimately earned a Golden Globe. And in that same year, she appeared in fashion-centric comedy The Devil Wears Prada in a truly memorable supporting role.
In fact, even alongside acting heavyweights Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway, Blunt had audiences talking about her performance as the scathing fashion editor’s assistant, who is also called Emily. “[Blunt] has many of the movie’s best lines and steals nearly every scene she’s in,” Clifford Pugh wrote in the Houston Chronicle in 2006. And from there, her career only went from strength to strength.