Emily Blunt, the British actress who took Hollywood by storm in 2006’s “The Devil Wears Prada,” has decided to raise her two daughters with husband John Krasinski in Brooklyn. But she shows no signs of slowing down her film career.
Blunt, 33, stars in the just released movie “The Girl on the Train,” a psychological mystery thriller. It opened at No. 1 at the box office last weekend.
Emily’s Jason Walsh Inspired Diet
- Breakfast: Porridge with blackberries, Brown toast (gluten-free if possible) with peanut butter, Green tea
- Lunch: Tuna salad with low fat dressing, Miso soup with a brown roll (gluten-free if possible)
- Dinner: Courgette lasagne with salad, Salmon with steamed asparagus and broccoli
Emily’s Jason Walsh Workout Routine
- Circuit one: Side planks (30sec), Jump planks (15 reps), Push ups (10 reps)
- Circuit two: Squat presses (15 reps), Pull ups (10 reps), Bent over row exercises (15 reps)
- Circuit three: Lateral lunges (10 reps each leg), Step ups (10 each leg), Straight leg sit ups (15 reps)
It’s on its way to a $41 million gross after 10 days in theaters.
She also covers the groundbreaking Oct. issue of Vogue UK. The magazine is dedicated to “regular-size women,” who are featured in all of the magazine’s fashion photo spreads.
Blunt, who maintains a very low-key lifestyle, would argue she fits right in.
But on the big-screen, she’s proven her versatility and range in such widely differing films as 2009 comedy “Wild Target,” 2012 comedy drama “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” and two 2014 films, musical fantasy “Into the Woods” and action-adventure “Edge of Tomorrow.”
Along the way, she gave birth to her first child, Hazel, in 2014 and second child, Violet, this past June.
Between giving birth and prepping for roles that were demanding physically, Emily has developed a strong diet an workout ethic.
One of her post-birth weight loss secrets, may come as no surprise.
“I found breastfeeding to be the thing,” Blunt told Ellen DeGeneres following Hazel’s birth.
“My boobs also thought I had 12 children… I found that because I managed to produce a lot of milk, I don’t know why, it helped me lose the weight,” she says.
To get in shape for one of her most physically demanding roles in “Edge of Tomorrow,” Blunt turned to personal trainer Jason Walsh.
She played Sgt Rita Rose Vrataski, a fighter in a futuristic army of super soldiers opposite Tom Cruise. She needed to be in tip-top shape with an emphasis on mobility, flexibility and core strength,
Her diet focused on carbohydrate-heavy breakfasts, grain proteins and and probiotics. She also steered clear of gluten and drank only one cup of coffee a day. She avoided saturated fats, processed foods and refined sugars.
“My new healthy regime is basically trying to cut out things like pizza — I’m working out, and I’m cutting out pizza,” she said.
Walsh’s typical workout focuses on getting the heart rate up and toning core strength.
The routine includes circuit training for no more than 30 minutes with dumbbells, a small step and a pull-up bar. Emily worked out six days a week, for about two-and-a-half hours a day. “It was brutal at first and then became addictive.” she says.
“I really like doing Pilates as well and yoga and all those lengthening exercises,” she said in a recent interview. “That’s a lot of cardio. It’s the most cripplingly difficult, [but] I actually enjoy it!”
Emily and John also will have plenty of time for walks in their new Park Slope, Brooklyn neighborhood.
They bought a landmark townhouse for $6 million last year, and have been renovating it over the past year in anticipation of a new arrival.
The 3,390-square-foot home has lots of turn-of-the-century charm, with crown molding, a dramatic wooden staircase, grand fireplaces and parquet wood floors. With six bedrooms, they have enough for the family and guests.
Emily became a U.S. citizen in August a year, although she still retains her British citizenship as well. Looks like they’re planning to put down some roots.