Emily Blunt Working To End The Wearing Of High-Heels

Emily Blunt thinks high heeled shoes should go the way of the dinosaur.

By Britta DeVore | Published

Emily Blunt put it rather – well, bluntly – several years ago when she shared her views on what she saw as an outdated policy that forced actresses to don a pair of high heels when they attended the Cannes Film Festival. Back then, the A Quiet Place actress, who will soon be seen starring alongside Ryan Gosling in the feature-length remake of ‘80s favorite The Fall Guy, shared her disdain for the cramping piece of footwear, dreaming of a world in which women could wear flats instead. Even though she may not have a social media presence, the actress is still spreading the word of fashion freedom via Newshub’s The AM Show.

During her interview, the Jungle Cruise star revealed that she believes the times are majorly changing since her first comments were made seven years ago. Sharing her belief that there was “much more freedom” for women to wear what they want, Emily Blunt called the new wave of fashion “an exciting form of self-expression” and noted that there was a lot more room for women to don all types of clothing from the more restrictive to the baggy and flowy. Stating that a “body conscious” outfit was “just as powerful as an oversize suit,” Blunt shared her thrill for the choice being put back into the hands of her peers. 

Rounding out her comments, Emily Blunt said that she was proud of the world for taking a step away from “conformity” and no longer adhering to dress codes that should be kept in the past. While the times of “tight dresses and tight sequins” may be fading out, there’s still plenty of work to be done. This has been seen in the “Free the Nipple” campaign, a movement pushing even more self expression for women that has garnered the support of several famous ladies in recent days including Florence Pugh and Olivia Wilde

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Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place (2018) – a movie in which humans are terrorized by monsters with super-hearing, which would pose a particularly precarious situation for anyone wearing high heels.

While she may be able to breathe comfortably in whatever she chooses on the red carpet, posing alongside her husband John Krasinski, Emily Blunt is still finding herself constricted into tightly bound clothing in projects including her current role on The English. The Western series sees the actress laced up in articles of that time period with many of the outfits feeling “torturous” and confining while she performs to her best abilities amidst “all the dust and all the heat.” Starring alongside Blunt in the Prime Video original tale of revenge and adventure in the wild West is Chaske Spencer, Rafe Spall, Tom Hughes, Valerie Pachner, Stephen Rea, Christian Solimeno, and Cirián Hinds. 

Hopefully for Emily Blunt, her next few projects won’t force her to be in clingy pieces of clothing as she doesn’t have anymore period pieces waiting in the wings. She does, however, have a slew of new productions that she’s either currently working on or are in post. The actress will next be seen in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, which will see her star opposite Cillian Murphy in the role of the titular physicist’s wife, Katherine Oppenheimer, who was an incredibly brainy biologist in her own right. 

Currently in the works, Emily Blunt will also be joining Ryan Gosling on the aforementioned The Fall Guy that will see her as Gosling’s on-screen love interest in a movie about a washed up Hollywood stuntman who finds himself investigating a mysterious disappearance. She’ll also soon appear in the David Yates helmed Pain Hustlers in the leading role. There, she’ll play a woman searching for riches who joins a struggling pharmaceutical start-up only to find herself at the center of a troubling and violent operation.