Emily Blunt: YSL Made a 'Terrible Mistake' Hiring Me

12/20/2011 at 04:30 PM ET

Emily Blunt YSL Opium Ad
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In a plunging pantsuit, gilded choker and auburn waves, Emily Blunt has never looked as glam as she does in the video for Yves Saint Laurent’s Opium fragrance — but she’s not quite sure she pulled it off.

“God, I’m so un-French in that trailer,” she laments to U.K.’s The Telegraph of the video (below), in which she deftly dodges a lunging leopard while wearing sky-high heels.

Asked why she was invited to join the ranks of supermodel Linda Evangelista, who once fronted the fragrance, The Muppets star says, “I don’t know. I’ve no idea.” Perhaps “there was no one else?” before asserting: “They made a mistake, a terrible mistake.”

And though Blunt maintains she doesn’t deserve the role, it’s the only beauty campaign she has ever said yes to. “I think that I’ve been wanting to make sure that when I did it, it would be the right thing,” she says. “I’d been asked to do a couple of things but none were as classy as this,” she explains before adding, “And I got to work with a leopard. ” No brainer!

Justine Harman


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pocketfullofhappiness on

She’s Beautiful! xo!

puckersbabe on

Is she crazy LOL? She is stunning in this! I love her and she looks amazing! Great job Emily! Youre beautiful in just about anything!

Sarah S. on

She’s crazy–she is absolutely gorgeous! And she reminds me of Marion Cotillard here.

maya on

Dopey commercial, but Emily is absolutely gorgeous and Opium is one of my favorite scents!

Devon on

Emily Blunt is a class act, she is intelligent and beautiful, also she is a wonderful actress who keeps her private life private, and does her job well. Plus, she has a great sense of humor–two thumbs up!

jyllzie on

you are smokin’ hot in this commercial emily! did you really get to shoot with that cat or was it added afterwards? that would have been my fav part of the job ;)

Tim on

I see boobies!!!

Erika on

She’s British. British people like to be self-deprecating. I think she’s gorgeous as well. I wish she would smile more; she has such a nice smile.

Liz on

Next you know, she’s going to call herself fat.

Izzie on

How exactly does she dodge the leopard? She pets the darned thing, which certainly doesn’t equate to dodging it.

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