Sunday, August 30, 2009

British Beauty Emily Blunt Engaged to "The Office" Star

"We can confirm that John and Emily are engaged," a rep for "The Office" star told Access Hollywood.

John Krasinski, 29, and Emily Blunt, 26, have been dating since November 2008. This will be the first marriage for both. Emily, who previously dated singer Michael Buble, stars in the upcoming film "The Wolfman," alongside Benicio Del Toro, and was previously seen in "The Devil Wears Prada" among other films.

Also look for her in a brilliant, feisty portrayal of Queen Victoria in her younger years ascending to the throne and growing a romance with a young Prince Albert. So beloved is this film that it will close the Toronto International Film Festival on September 19th. Well, I say beloved but lots of British reads are claiming "disappointment" saying Emily is much too attractive to play Vic (described as pain and stubby). Further, that modern audiences won't want to sit through the parade of stately castles and lavish costuming. (Are they kidding? I could watch just those kinds of films all day long!) The stellar cast includes, in addition to Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt in the title role, Rupert Friend (Pride and Prejudice), Paul Bettany (Creation, The Da Vinci Code), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jim Broadbent (Longford, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), Mark Strong (Body of Lies) and Thomas Kretschmann (King Kong) and is directed by the critically-acclaimed French-Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.) from a script by Academy Award-winning Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park). Also of note, the co-producers of the film involved the unlikely pairing of the brilliant Martin Scorsese and Sarah Ferguson. Yep, I'm serious. USA release date is November 13, 2009.

Ok, so I digress; I adore period pieces so am tres excited about the above. Anway, the upcoming season of "The Office" will see John's character, Jim, tie the knot with his Scranton sweetheart Pam, played by Jenna Fischer. And apparently, preparing to wed on the set must have set the romantic wheels in motion for the stars, as Jenna is also engaged off-screen. In July, a rep for Jenna confirmed to Access Hollywood she was engaged to boyfriend Lee Kirk. The pair began dating in January 2008 and Lee popped the question on June 30 while the couple was on vacation in Europe.

MARCH 2008: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Alice Braga, Ellen Page, Zoe Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, Ginnifer Goodwin, and America Ferrera, photographed by Annie Leibovitz."

Now back to Emily in closing. I love this photograph of Hollywood's Fresh Young Faces taken by famed photog Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair's March 2008 issue. Left to right are: Emily Blunt, Amy Adams, Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Alice Braga, Ellen Page, Zoë Saldana, Elizabeth Banks, Ginnifer Goodwin, and America Ferrera.

images: Access Hollywood, Daily Mail UK, Vanity Fair


  1. Lisa said...

    Congratulations to the both of them, they seem like a great couple.

  2. Yes, will be fun to see the wedding photos too.

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