Emily Blunt: Los Angeles Breeds Insecurity

Posted Thursday October 8, 2009 12:49 PM GMT

There are beautiful people in Los Angeles – seemingly too many for actress Emily Blunt.

After recently announcing the big engagement to “The Office” star John Krasiniki, the British babe has said that Los Angeles makes her feel a little down and insecure about her looks.

“I feel the fear of the business creep under my skin in L.A. in a way that it doesn’t in England,” she said. “It’s funny — I feel like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, unless you’re in Hollywood!

But, as looking past beauty and into age, she says, “It’s shameful how you have to look a certain way. Women are simply not allowed to grow old gracefully. That’s why I love playing character parts, because I’m not pigeonholed into trying to remain young forever to play the ingénue or romantic lead.”

The 26-year-old also revealed that she is looking to becoming a “gay icon” in her new role as a woman in a passionate lesbian love affair in “Sunshine Clearing”.

“I’m going to become a gay icon,” she told this past June. “Have I ever flirted with that side? No, never, but I do remember girl crushes on other girls in your year group at school.

There are these girls who are magnetic and beautiful and so cool. You just feel yourself shrink in their presence.”

Although Hollywood is hard, she remembers how difficult the teen years can be. “I absolutely remember how powerful 16-and-17-year-old girls can be. I look at them now — my little sister is 18 — and they do seem very grown up.”

“I think [my family] are very proud of me but in the way you’d sort of expect, not in a gushing, obsequious way, but just because I’m their child,” she added. “I think they’re relieved their child is doing well in a business that is known for crushing people.”

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