“You can hit me. I won’t feel it”: Jon Bernthal Wanted Emily Blunt To Hit Him in the Face While Filming a Dirty Fight Scene

Jon Bernthal urged Emily Blunt to actually punch him in the face for a controversial fight scene.

“You can hit me. I won’t feel it”: Jon Bernthal Wanted Emily Blunt To Hit Him in the Face While Filming a Dirty Fight Scene


  • Emily Blunt has captivated fans all over the world thanks to her incredible range of roles over the years.
  • Jon Bernthal told Blunt to legitimately punch him in the face for a fight scene.
  • Blunt also revealed her experience working with Cillian Murphy on Oppenheimer.
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Emily Blunt is known for her versatile roles and collaborations with esteemed directors, which include Christopher Nolan, Rob Marshall, Rian Johnson, and Denis Villeneuve. Therefore, it’s not really a surprise she delivered excellent performances in films like Sicario, The Devil Wears Prada, Looper, and Mary Poppins Returns. In fact, she has also worked with the likes of Jon Bernthal, who wanted her to hit him in the face while filming a dirty fight scene for Sicario.

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Emily Blunt in Into The Woods

Emily Blunt’s infectious energy and her commitment to any role she is given have helped propel her to the very top of the industry, but that doesn’t mean she rests on her laurels and doesn’t continue to push herself. Her determination to improve herself has been on full display in every movie she has been a part of. 

Emily Blunt Reveals Jon Bernthal Instructed Her To Punch Him In The Face During An Ugly Fight Scene

Jon Bernthal and Emily Blunt in action

While speaking to Josh Horowitz in a recent interview, Emily Blunt went into detail about her experience working with Jon Bernthal for the 2015 film Sicario. Blunt revealed that Jon Bernthal, who was a former boxer, told her to punch him in the face to make a fight scene look real.


”The fight we had, we didn’t overplan it, so it was a really ugly fight. It feels so real. Bernthal used to be a boxer, so he’s like ‘My face is mush, I don’t feel it. You can hit me, I won’t feel it.”

Emily Blunt’s partnership with Jon Bernthal worked like a charm as the fight scene turned out to be one of the best moments in the movie, elevating the whole movie to a new level. It simply goes to show just how far some actors are willing to go to perfect there roles, something that Blunt respects.

Emily Blunt Discloses Her Experience Working With Cillian Murphy On Oppenheimer

Cillian Murphy and Emily Blunt in this scene
A scene from Oppenheimer

Emily Blunt delivered an outstanding portrayal of Kitty in Christopher Nolan’s film about the life of the Father of the Atomic Bomb, Oppenheimer. In an interview with PEOPLE, Blunt shared that she was captivated by Cillian Murphy’s blue eyes during filming. Blunt praised Murphy’s mesmerizing eyes, as she likened the experience to Billie Eilish’s song Ocean Eyes.

“It’s like that ‘Ocean Eyes’ song by Billie Eilish. We just hum it all day.”

Despite the lighthearted admiration for Murphy’s eyes, Blunt also told NBC that the Peaky Blinders actor was incredible for his exceptional skills in the titular role of Oppenheimer. She highlighted Murphy’s ability to bring a unique perspective to his performances, always going beyond the script and leaving a lasting impression on his co-stars.


“I adore him as a person. He’s a friend — I loved working with him before. We have a lot of trust with each other. And so it does lead to freedom in a scene with somebody when you just have a sort of history with them. It’s like a sort of secret language or something.”

Emily Blunt’s dedication to her craft was fully on display in Oppenheimer and it comes as no surprise she reveres Cillian Murphy, who is just as dedicated to his roles as Blunt strives to be. It remains to be seen whether the two will work together again in the future. 


Written by Subhojeet Mookherjee

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Subhojeet Mookherjee is a Freelance Entertainment Writer for FandomWire. A lover and expert in all things movies, games, TV shows, music and more. I've been in the writing business for over five years now, covering various topics all over the world. I love engaging in deep conversations with like-minded people.