Emily Blunt ‘Soldado’ Update: Despite Lead Action Role in ‘Sicario’, John Krasinski’s Wife Won’t Be in the Sequel

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Even top stars get cut sometimes, and it seems the lovely Emily Blunt is facing that very situation in Soldado, the sequel to the hit crime thriller Sicario. The screenwriter behind the movies has said that he is writing Emily Blunt’s lead action role out of the follow-up.

In an interview with The Wrap, Taylor Sheridan said that it was his decision, and “…at some point I’m going to have to talk to her about it.” Now might be good…

In Sicario, Blunt plays an FBI agent who helps take down a Mexican drug cartel. Sheridan said that her story arc was complete and he couldn’t figure out a way to write a character that would do her talent justice. “Look what she went through.


It was a difficult role. Here I write this lead character and then I use her as a surrogate for the audience.” Even though she’s been cut from this series of movies, there’s no worry about her not finding another great role, or three, to take its place.

Emily Blunt’s Hollywood Prep Diets and Workouts

Emily Blunt has been on some crazy diets and done some intense workouts for her movie roles. Just take a look at the diet she reportedly had to stick to for The Devil Wears Prada. The actress and wife to John Krasinski has said that she was basically on a starvation diet for that role because the character called for it and no other reason.

It sounds extreme and like Hollywood once again obsessing about women’s weight, but apparently it was necessary to stay true to the character Blunt played, who was basically on the verge of anorexia. In Blunt’s latest movie, The Girl on the Train, diet wasn’t as big a part of prepping for the role, which means she actually was allowed to eat.

The actress has gone on record saying, albeit vaguely, that the producers of the Prada movie put her on a strict diet. She claims she was watched like a hawk because the producers wanted to make sure she didn’t eat much. But Blunt has said that she snuck in doughnuts near the end of filming to annoy the producers.


This wasn’t the only time Blunt had to suffer for the sake of a part. Her Adjustment Bureau role required that she eat a very low calorie diet. Blunt once said that carrots and almonds were all she ate for that role.

When not filming for roles, Blunt does eat meals, and she enjoys them completely. She has been vocal about steering clear of strict diets. Eating in moderation is her food philosophy. She loves a good pizza with burrata cheese and basil, roast chicken, and even lasagna.

Workouts for Blunt include many forms of fitness such as circuit training, Pilates, and yoga.
In an interview with hollywoodlife.com, Blunt said that she has been working out more recently. “I really like doing Pilates as well and yoga and all those lengthening exercises … probably like four, sometimes five times a week!”

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