Emily Blunt says Greta Gerwig helped inspire her ‘Fall Guy’ character

Emily Blunt revealed she was inspired by records barbie director Greta Gerwig for her role in The guy who falls just in time.

In the upcoming action comedy, Blunt plays a director, Jody Moreno, whose leading man ends up disappearing. That’s when Ryan Gosling’s stunt double, Colt Seavers – who is also Jody’s ex – steps in to help find the actor.

In a recent interview with Total movieTHE Oppenheimer The actress shared that her character was loosely based on Gerwig. “With the warmth and charm, I guess there’s a little Greta in there,” Blunt said. “She was a mixture of a few other people I had met and drawn from.”

Gerwig became the highest-grossing director of all time last year, thanks to her blockbuster barbie, with Margot Robbie and Gosling. The film grossed over $1.4 billion at the box office and also made history as the first live-action film directed by a solo female to join the global billion-dollar club.

The guy who falls just in time Kelly McCormick, producing partner and wife of director David Leitch, also explained how Jody’s character was moved from makeup artist to director to increase the weight of the film.

“Emily’s role was a makeup artist when we sold it, and we converted it to directing for the first time right before we gave it a very preliminary draft,” she told the outlet . “It gave the impression [the character] had more pressure on her.

Blunt added that they worked as a team to finalize his character. “We all built it together, because I think, maybe in the original script, she was quite stern and that kind of tough director,” the Oscar-nominated actress said. “But I think, for me, it’s always more interesting to play someone…

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