Emily Blunt on Her Wardrobe Pitfalls as the 'Young Victoria'

03/01/2010 at 09:00 AM ET

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Like a double-edged sword, playing royalty comes with its perks and its downfalls. When squeezing into the elaborate costumes for her award-winning period piece The Young Victoria actress Emily Blunt had her breath taken away –literally. “It was hell,” she said at Thursday’s 12th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards of the corsets she had to strap on for the film. While accepting the Swarovski Award for her film achievements, Blunt said, “When you’re playing a character like Queen Victoria it helps to have a visionary like Sandy Powell,” referring to the film’s legendary costumer. “She corset-ed me within an inch of my life,” added Blunt. “Thank god I did learn to work the corset.” For her part, Powell justified the tight-fitting wardrobe she designed for the star. “She said, ‘The shape needs to be right,’” recalls Blunt. “I said, ‘Well I can’t breathe, Sandy.’ And she said, ‘I don’t care.’ But it worked. It transported me to a whole other place so I have to be grateful, I think.” —Jessica Herndon

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Confused on

“Thank god I did learn to work the corset.”

Why is the ‘g’ in God not capitalized?

Not confused on

The reason the g in god wasn’t capitalized is because its not stylisticly correct to capitalize the names of imaginary things.

WOW on

who is that concerned over typos

Jenna on

Okay, let’s talk about the actual article…I adore Emily Blunt and she did a fantastic job in the movie. You’ve heard the line beauty is pain? Well beauty pain obviously gets you a winning performance. Good for her!

Weary on

It’s because Jessica Herndon, the author, either doesn’t believe in God or she made a mistake.

Blueberry on

When the ‘G’is capatalized it is refering to God as described and worshiped in the Bible. When it is not capatlaized it refers to gods other than the one true Jesus Christ who died for us.

positive on

Sorry, but God should always be capitalized, not because only for religous reasons (respect, Not confused and Blueberry)but because is a Proper Name, not a noun.

Realistic on

Umm… The atheistic comment above has nothing to do with fashion, and if God is so “imaginary”, explain how you are able to even be here. Bravo for confused.

Bill on

GOD, you people are pathetic!

Me either on

@Not confused, I think I love you.

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