Emily Blunt is a household name and is pretty famous in the entire entertainment industry. Having acted in major blockbuster movies and franchises, the actress has risen to the top of the industry in no time. The actress has worked with some major actors and directors in the industry but her time spent with Dwayne Johnson was the most exciting as she shared during an interview.
While filming for the 2021 movie, Jungle Cruise, lead actors Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson used to pull off a lot of tricks, especially the WWE champion. Blunt is famous for her performances in movies like The Devil Wears Prada, A Quiet Place, and the Christopher Nolan film, Oppenheimer. She received immense praise, and fame for most of her movie roles.
Dwayne Johnson Pulled Off Many Stunts With Emily Blunt
Dwayne Johnson’s amazing spinning feat while filming the 2021 movie Jungle Cruise earned him the nickname “lunatic” from Emily Blunt. When Johnson chose to perform a stunt in which he would be whirled around on a rope, Blunt claimed to have been on the set, according to an interview. She also added she was horrified and believed he would harm himself in the process.
The stunt in question involved Johnson being spun around on a rope over a waterfall. He was attached to a harness and wore a helmet for safety. The stunt was performed several times and Johnson was able to complete it without any injuries. Johnson seemed undeterred and successfully finished the trick. Later, Blunt remarked that she was struck by his madness.
Emily Blunt shared Johnson’s stunts and tricks while attending The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She said,
“You’re too heavy, he said to me. Every time, sometimes he would like, as we were swinging, he would wrap his colossal legs around me to make us spin. He’d do sh*t like that all the time, like some lunatic.”
Dwayne Johnson performed the aforementioned stunt with the actress tied to him, for safety. Although he was secured to a harness, it was a pretty dangerous stunt and the cast members along with Emily Blunt were amazed every time he pulled off the stunt. Blunt’s reaction to the stunt was captured on camera and can be seen in the behind-the-scenes featurette for Jungle Cruise.
Emily Blunt’s Journey To The Upper Echelons of Hollywood
Early in the new millennium, Blunt made her acting debut in several British television shows. Her acting career took off in 2006 when she co-starred alongside Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway in the comedy-drama The Devil Wears Prada. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Blunt’s performance was praised by critics. Since then, the actress has seen a steady and stunning climb in the Hollywood industry.
As of 2023, the actress boasts a net worth of over $80 million with countless awards and accolades under her name. She has won honors like the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and many others. The actress has recently starred in the genius director, Christopher Nolan’s latest work, Oppenheimer, which according to many critics is an Oscar-worthy movie.
Jungle Cruise is available for streaming at Disney Plus.