Christopher Nolan Reminded Emily Blunt of Her Miserable Time With Meryl Streep After Actress Broke One Rule During Oppenheimer

Emily Blunt felt equally bothered by Nolan's judgement as she had from Meryl Streep's

Christopher Nolan Reminded Emily Blunt of Her Miserable Time With Meryl Streep After Actress Broke One Rule During Oppenheimer

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  • Emily Blunt has had her fair share of experiences with costumes, given how important her character was in The Devil Wears Prada
  • When Emily Blunt decided to wear Ugg boots to set, Nolan's silent judgment gave the actress an odd reality check, taking her back to her time working with Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.
  • Recalling the day she wore the boots to work, the actress revealed in the behind-the-scenes book "Unleashing Oppenheimer"
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Emily Blunt has starred in a myriad of successful movies, be it The Devil Wears Prada or Oppenheimer. While these films might be polar opposites among Blunt’s filmography, Christopher Nolan, director of the latter, was able to make worlds collide for the Edge of Tomorrow actress.

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Emily Blunt in Oppenheimer
Emily Blunt

Costumes are a big part of what makes the final product in a film production worth watching. Emily Blunt has had her fair share of experiences with costumes, given how important her character was in The Devil Wears Prada. while Nolan’s films mandate that their actors wear their costumes to the set, one fashion choice by Blunt had her thinking she was right back working with Meryl Streep.

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Christopher Nolan dresses well, and he expects the same of his actors

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Christopher Nolan. Credit: charlieanders2/TM & © DC Comics.

Emily Blunt’s character in Oppenheimer is that of Kitty Oppenheimer,  J Robert Oppenheimer’s wife. Like all of Nolan’s films, actors on set were expected to arrive in their costumes, ready to play their respective characters. Apart from this, Nolan also makes a great deal of effort to make sure that whatever he is shooting is as authentic as possible.

Similarly, Oppenheimer, instead of filing in some sort of a studio was filmed on location. In this case, that location ended up being New Mexico, not far from where the real-life Oppenheimer had set up shop with other scientists to work on Project Manhattan. Given how unforgiving the weather was, the actress decided to bend the rules of the set a little so that she was better able to adjust to the shooting location.

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Emily Blunt wore Ugg boots to the set. Christopher Nolan did not approve.

Emily Blunt
Oppenheimer star, Emily Blunt

When Emily Blunt decided to wear Ugg boots to set, Nolan’s silent judgment gave the actress an odd reality check, taking her back to her time working with Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada. Recalling the day she wore the boots to work, the actress revealed in the behind-the-scenes book “Unleashing Oppenheimer”:

“It was like a scene from ‘The Devil Wears Prada.’ Chris just looks down at your shoes and it’s like Meryl Streep is looking at your horrible fashion choice. I just thought, I’ll never be seen dead in Ugg boots around him again.” 

No doubt the experience rattled Blunt ever so little, but it is a thought that would probably come to haunt the actress again in the future. However, there is some comfort to be taken from such stories about fashion icons like Emily Blunt, who themselves can sometimes make bad fashion choices, giving hope to those who are conscious bout their dressing sense.

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With a passion for writing fiction and non fiction content, Anuraag is a Media Science graduate with 2 year's experience with Marketing and Content, with 3 published poetry anthologies. Anuraag holds a Bacherlor's degree in Arts with a focus on Communication and Media Studies.